HIV, STD, and Viral Hepatitis Program

HIV/STD Surveillance Program

The HIV surveillance program is a federally funded state program responsible for collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating HIV/AIDS data reported by Maine healthcare providers and laboratories.

Primary Activities

  • Collect, analyze, interpret, and disseminate Maine HIV/AIDS surveillance data that are used for planning care and prevention activities, promoting awareness, and educating the public about the scope of the local HIV/AIDS epidemic.
  • Maintain highest possible levels of security and confidentiality of HIV data collected by the program.
  • Provide data driven recommendations for policy makers.
  • Respond to requests for data used to design, implement and evaluate interventions or data necessary for research.

Sample Indicators

  • Number, rates, proportion, ratios and measures of HIV effects for: newly diagnosed cases, prevalence cases, deaths, late HIV diagnoses, and infected cases in particular demographic or risk factor categories as presented in the following reports:
    • Monthly data updates
    • Quarterly HIV reports
    • Annual Surveillance Reports
    • Annual Epidemiologic Reports
    • HIV data power point presentations

Data Collected and Available:

  • Demographic, HIV risk factor, and HIV related laboratory data for HIV resident in Maine.

2020 Data

  • Number of newly diagnosed HIV cases; 16

Cross Program Collaborations

Collaborations with other programs facilitate new case identification, collection of surveillance data, and confidential partner notification

National Affiliations

Federal CDC:

  • 100% of funding, Technical Assistance, reporting of deidentified data use to develop the national HIV epidemic, and deduplication of cases

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists

  • Membership, Technical Assistance, Interjurisdictional Program Support

Northeast Epidemiologists

  • Technical Assistance