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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Epidemiology, statistics, reports and surveillance

The HIV/AIDS Surveillance and Epidemiologic Research Program is part of Public Health - Seattle & King County. The program conducts state-mandated HIV and AIDS case reporting activities and public health research regarding the epidemiology, natural history, transmission and control of HIV, hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) viruses, and other diseases of public health importance. Read more about us.

HIV/AIDS statistics and publications
HIV/AIDS surveillance projects
  • Medical Monitoring Project (MMP)
    A surveillance project designed to produce nationally representative data on people living with HIV/AIDS who are receiving care in the United States.

  • National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System (NHBS)
    NHBS monitors HIV prevalence, sexual and drug-use behaviors, HIV testing practices and use of prevention programs among populations at increased risk for HIV in 20 large U.S. cities, including the Seattle area.

  • Drug Resistance Surveillance
    Drug resistance surveillance uses genotypic tests to determine viral subtype and the presence of any drug resistant mutations.

  • HIV Incidence Surveillance (HIS)
    HIV Incidence Surveillance uses STARHS (the serologic testing algorithm for recent HIV seroconversion) to estimate HIV incidence.
Case surveillance information
  • Legal requirements for reporting and confidentiality
    Describes laws and regulations concerning HIV/AIDS case reporting, partner notification, confidentiality, security, and penalties for breach of confidentiality.

  • Download HIV/AIDS Case Reporting Form
    Health care providers diagnosing or treating a patient with HIV or AIDS must complete a case report form as mandated by law. The form is submitted to Public Health at the address printed on the form. Please contact our staff at 206-263-2000 with any questions on completing this form.
STD data and statistical resources
Related websites
For health care providers
HIV rates are down in King County
speaker icon Listen to an interview about local HIV infection rates (July 30, 2014)