HIV testing at CDC funded sites : United, States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2011
Published Date:November 2013
Corporate Authors:National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (U.S.). Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.
Description:The report was prepared by Erin Sizemore, Guoshen Wang, Choi Wan and Lisa Belcher, of the Program Evaluation Branch, Testing Monitoring and Evaluation Team.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) receives, analyzes and disseminates data on CDC-funded HIV testing events. Test-level data are reported by CDC grantees through the National HIV Prevention Program Monitoring and Evaluation (NHM&E) system. These data can be used to describe the demographics of persons tested, as well as additional programmatic activities that are funded by CDC, including important indicators of linkage to HIV medical care and referral to partner services and HIV prevention services. The HIV Testing at CDC-Funded Sites Annual Report (hereafter: Annual HIV Testing Report) summarizes the test-level NHM&E data for testing events in the United States and dependent areas.
This report includes HIV testing data from 59 CDC-funded jurisdictions, and would not be possible without the collaboration, dedication and hard work of grantees from all state, territorial and local health departments and community-based organizations (CBOs). Test-level data were available from 55 of 59 health department jurisdictions, which represents the highest number of jurisdictions reporting test-level data in an Annual HIV Testing Report. Aggregate data were reported for 4 health department jurisdictions unable to submit test-level data. The Testing Monitoring and Evaluation Team (TMET) in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention’s (DHAP) Program Evaluation Branch (PEB) reviewed the completeness and quality of the HIV testing data from CDC- funded jurisdictions in determining data for inclusion in this report. CDC staff worked with all Health Department grantees to ensure that their jurisdiction’s HIV testing data were complete.
NHM&E HIV testing data are intended to be used in conjunction with other relevant information (e.g., progress reports, surveillance data, and census data) by HIV program managers and policy makers, HIV testing service providers, CDC project officers, evaluators, researchers, and others interested in the public health implications of HIV prevention program activities. These data can be utilized as a tool to learn systematically from our work, inform program practice, and more rigorously and credibly document program progress toward local, state and national HIV prevention goals. DHAP’s NHM&E HIV testing data have been used at the national and local levels for HIV prevention policy, program decision-making, program monitoring, evaluation activities, research, presentations, and reports.
This report includes data submitted to CDC for testing events funded by the following five program announcements: PS10-1001 funded comprehensive HIV prevention services for 59 health departments; PS07-768 and PS10-10138 funded expanded HIV testing services for disproportionately affected populations for 30 health departments; PS08-0803 funded HIV testing services for CBOs in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands; PS10-1003 funded HIV prevention interventions for CBOs; and PS06-618 funded HIV prevention interventions serving young men of color who have sex with men and young transgendered persons of color for CBOs.
Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Testing at CDC Funded Sites, United, States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2011. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; November, 2013.
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