Policy Brief

California’s HIV Surveillance System: Ensuring that it Fully Reflects Caseload

March 1, 2011

In order to develop a surveillance system for California that best serves public health needs and assures the state of obtaining its “fair share” of Ryan White funding, this policy brief recommends: 1) expanding outreach efforts; 2)erasing the distinct on between and HIV and AIDS status to redeploy resources used in reclassification; 3) assuring that all persons receiving RW services are listed in the names-based registry; 4) providing local health jurisdictions with limited access to the state HIV registry; 5) collecting more information at the t me of a preliminary positive HIV test; 6) publishing data on numbers of HIV cases receiving care in California, but first diagnosed in another state and listed in that state’s registry.