Data Request

Please follow the instructions below for requesting information related to morbidity reports of HIV/AIDS/STDs in Virginia.

All data requests are processed in the order in which they were received. Please allow 1 business week for completion and review of data request. In the event of a request that involves data from multiple programs (e.g., hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV)), completion of request may require additional time. If an agency is requesting data for a grant application, a minimum of 2 business weeks will be required.

Contact us as soon as possible if data is needed within a shorter timeframe, as we will do our best to accommodate your request; however, a faster turnaround is not guaranteed.

Other Important Notes Regarding HIV and STD Data Requests:

  • It is important to note that HIV data is not final until 12 months following diagnosis date. Data on sexually transmitted diseases (STD; chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis) are considered complete in May following the close of the year.
  • To maintain confidentiality, suppression may be warranted for certain data where population size and/or number of cases are too small to report. Zip codes in Virginia are subject to change over time; therefore, requests for number of cases or rates by zip code may not be an accurate geographic unit of measure.
  • Rates for a partial year of data are not calculated.
  • Requests for data below the county level must be reviewed by DDP management and approved on a case-by-case basis. Data requests that are especially complex may be subject to the conditions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and a charge for staff time may be warranted. Data to be used for research purposes may require review by the VDH Institutional Review Board (IRB).