CDC Guidelines for National HIV Case Surveillance, including Monitoring for HIV Infection and AIDS (1999)

Reference Number: CDC MMWR 1999;48(No. RR-13)

Although HIV/AIDS case surveillance represents only one component among multiple necessary surveillance strategies, this report focuses primarily on CDC’s recommendation to implement HIV case reporting nationwide.

This report provides a revised case definition for HIV infection in adults and children, recommended program practices, and performance and security standards for conducting HIV/AIDS surveillance by local, state, and territorial health departments. The case definition for HIV infection was revised in consultation with CSTE and includes the current AIDS surveillance criteria as a component.