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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)