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HIV/AIDS Surveillance

HIV/AIDS Surveillance

The primary functions of the HIV/AIDS Surveillance Program are to monitor the HIV/AIDS epidemic and provide data for prevention and care efforts. The tasks to achieve this include soliciting, receiving, reviewing, and filing HIV/AIDS case reports in a timely manner; determining if case reports meet the HIV infection or AIDS case definitions, or both; ensuring the collection of all required information (e.g., through follow-up investigation); and maintaining a complete and accurate HIV/AIDS surveillance database.

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    Partner Services

    Partner services are the process of identifying infected persons, confidentially notifying their partner(s) of their possible exposure to the infection, and providing necessary follow-up services. Partner services are a range of medical, prevention, psychological, and social services that are offered to individuals with HIV and their sexual or needle-sharing partners.