HIV testing at CDC-funded sites, United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2010
Published Date:September 2012
Description:This report is 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 activity. HIV testing data should be utilized as a tool to learn systematically from our work, inform program practice, and more rigorously and credibly document our program progress. Finally, the ultimate goal of any data collection and utilization should be to contribute to greater program effectiveness. 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 provides data related to high-impact HIV prevention (specifically, HIV testing and linkage to care) and the primary goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: 1) reduce the number of persons who become HIV infected, 2) increase access to care and improve health outcomes for persons living with HIV, and 3) reduce HIV-related health disparities, and answers the following national HIV testing monitoring and evaluation questions for CDC-funded HIV testing programs:
1. What is the total number of testing events that have been conducted?
2. What is the total number of newly identified confirmed HIV-positive testing events that have been conducted?
3. Of all preliminary and confirmed HIV-positive testing events, what percentage of persons received their test results?
4. Of all confirmed HIV-positive testing events, what was the percent distribution of persons tested by risk category?
5. For both confirmed and newly identified confirmed HIV-positive testing events, what percentages of persons were linked to HIV medical care?
6. For both confirmed and newly identified confirmed HIV-positive testing events, what percentages of persons were referred to partner services?
CDC-funded HIV testing services are monitored with data reported by grantees in aggregate (e.g., tables of summary counts of information) through Annual Progress Reports (APRs) and at the individual test level through the National HIV Prevention Program Monitoring and Evaluation (NHM&E) system (e.g., data files with data on individual HIV tests). These NHM&E data, which represent a subset of all HIV testing data reported in the APRs, are submitted to CDC in a standardized format. This report includes data from all health departments for five program announcements, but primarily focuses on NHM&E test-level data. Analyses for all tables and figures in this report include NHM&E test-level data; however, Table 1also includes aggregate-level data reported to CDC as part of an extensive data quality assurance process. This report uses NHM&E testing data received and processed by CDC as of March 2012 for HIV testing events conducted during January 1st, 2010 to December 31st, 2010. Compared to previously published CDC annual HIV testing reports, this report documents the highest number of HIV testing events (3.26 million).
Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Testing at CDC-Funded Sites, United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2010. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; September 2012:[inclusive page numbers].
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