Dedicated to collecting and analyzing high quality data on HIV infection through coordinated surveillance initiatives.
Surveillance data are critical to monitor the HIV epidemic, analyze trends in infection and provide accurate information for planning, evaluation, policy development and resource allocation for prevention and care programs.
Jurisdictional Collaboration: Virginia, District of Columbia, and Maryland
A cross-jurisdictional cooperation letter was finalized on January 13, 2017 and signed by the HIV/AIDS Directors in the District of Columbia (DC), Maryland (MD), and Virginia with an aim to receive cooperation for obtaining information on HIV and sexually transmitted infections from healthcare providers and laboratories in the other jurisdictions. The letter requests providers and laboratories in all three jurisdictions to report diagnoses and provide case information to the requesting state health department staff and also outlines the purpose of case surveillance and investigation conducted by the health department staff. The letter, in collaboration with DC and MD, facilitates more complete information reporting, enhanced monitoring of HIV health outcomes, and a more accurate description of the HIV epidemic in the three neighboring jurisdictions. The letter can be accessed here.
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