The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Office of AIDS (OA) works with local health jurisdictions to collect, analyze, and disseminate surveillance data on people living and diagnosed with HIV in California. HIV surveillance is conducted through three different activities.
HIV Case Surveillance
Health care providers and clinical laboratories provide HIV case surveillance data to local health jurisdictions and the Office of AIDS as a routine public health activity required by state law (California HSC 121022 and HSC 120130). Demographic and clinical information is collected on all people living and diagnosed with HIV in California.
HIV Surveillance Reports
HIV Case Reporting Resources
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Office of AIDS (OA) conducts the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Medical Monitoring Project (MMP), a surveillance project designed to produce nationally representative data about the health-related experiences and needs of persons living with HIV (PLWH) in the United States and California. The CA MMP Project Area is one of 23 state or local health department that conduct MMP nationwide. In California, Los Angeles and San Francisco counties also conduct MMP through the local health departments.
National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System
The National HIV Behavioral
Surveillance (NHBS) System is a national health survey that collects
information on sexual risk, drug use, HIV testing behaviors, and HIV
seroprevalence from populations at highest risk for HIV infection—men who have
sex with men, people who inject drugs and low-income heterosexual people.
NHBS collects data from these populations each year on a rotating basis. NHBS
is designed, coordinated, and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC). San Diego County is one of approximately 20 areas
across the nation currently participating in NHBS, with data collection
conducted by the California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS with
assistance from Family Health Centers of San Diego. In California, Los Angeles
and San Francisco counties also conduct NHBS through the local health
NHBS Contacts (PDF)
NHBS Fact Sheet (PDF) - 2015 People Who Inject Drugs NHBS Cycle
NHBS Fact Sheet (PDF) – 2016 Heterosexual People at
Increased Risk for HIV NHBS Cycle
NHBS Fact Sheet (PDF) – 2017 Men Who Have Sex With Men
On August 18, 2017, The CDPH Office of AIDS released a Request for Applications (RFA) to identify a contractor organization to carry out National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) data collection activities in San Diego with an anticipated start date of December 1, 2017. The selected organization will conduct formative research (focus groups and key informant interviews), HIV testing, and behavioral health interviews with MSM, people who inject drugs, and low-income heterosexual people living in urban areas. The application deadline was Friday, September 29, 2017.
NHBS RFA Notice of Intent to Award (PDF)