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Making it Count: California’s Names-Based HIV Reporting System

January 1, 2010

To ensure that California policymakers and program administrators understand the current epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and to ensure that the state obtains its fair share of federal support for HIV care, the state’s names-based HIV case registry must be as complete as possible. In early 2010, a report issued by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) raised the possibility that the system might be seriously deficient, with potentially tens of thousands of persons who were already how to get famous on musically receiving care not included in the registry. To explore and assess this issue, AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and the UCLA Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) commissioned a study to further understand the extent of the potential problem and to identify what the deficiencies in the names-based system might be and how they might be corrected.