HIV/AIDS Surveillance Program


To monitor the number of new HIV/AIDS cases in Rhode Island.

What we do

  • Collect data from all HIV testing venues, and HIV testing reports.
  • Monitor the changes in the disease transmission among people at high risk for HIV/AIDS infection.
  • Identify HIV/AIDS cases of public health importance, including peri-natal cases to better understand the disease impact.
  • Collaborate with other Department of Health programs on projects that contribute to decreasing HIV/AIDS morbidity and mortality in Rhode Island.
  • Work closely with Rhode Island healthcare providers to capture case-related data from new and existing HIV/AIDS cases.
  • De-identify data to be analyzed, or shared in any way to protect patient confidentiality.
  • Publish an Epidemiological Profile annually to identify target populations.