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The HIV subcommittee is a committed group of HIV Surveillance Coordinators from 65 funded jurisdictions with many interests and activities surrounding HIV surveillance. This subcommittee works with CDC’s HIV Incidence and Case Surveillance Branch and uses its expertise in HIV epidemiology to inform CSTE and to effectively use epidemiologic HIV data to guide public health practice. The subcommittee holds monthly conference calls to discuss current issues and overarching topics related to HIV surveillance, such as the use of HIV surveillance data by other programs, HIV indicators, data analysis issues, and new or upcoming publications and meetings. Subcommittee leaders worked with CDC and NASTAD in 2008 to create messages and informational materials for the release of HIV incidence estimates and in 2011 to make recommendations on the new HIV surveillance funding opportunity announcement for state and local jurisdictions. The 2009 National Assessment of HIV/AIDS Surveillance Capacity summarizes findings about the current resources needs, and practices of HIV surveillance programs. In addition to the report, the assessment questions and summary statistics are also available.

CSTE supports several training opportunities for HIV surveillance staff:
  • Peer-to-peer technical assistance consultations connect HIV Surveillance Coordinators with each other to learn one-on-one.
  • SAS and eHARS trainings provide Surveillance Coordinators with technical skills.
  • The HIV Surveillance Coordinator Orientation Manual provides basic information about the role of HIV Surveillance Coordinator in state and local jurisdictions, about CSTE, and about other organizations involved with HIV surveillance.
  • The HIV Surveillance Training Manual, adapted from a Florida Department of Health manual, is a comprehensive resource for HIV surveillance, epidemiology, case reporting, and more.
  • CSTE supports several training opportunities for HIV surveillance staff. A resource document lists all resources available from CSTE and from CDC to assist HIV surveillance staff in state and local jurisdictions.
From April to August 2013, CSTE hosted a 5-webinar series providing practical technical assistance and guidance on implementing the 2011 Data Security & Confidentiality Guidelines for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Tuberculosis Programs for state and local surveillance and prevention staff in HIV, TB, STD, and hepatitis programs. Each webinar included a lead presenter from CDC as well as state and local presenters from the disease areas covered by the guidelines. All webinar recordings, presentation slides and additional tools and templates have been archived under the webinar library on CSTE’s website: http://www.cste.org/?page=WebinarLibrary.
The HIV Contact Board is a list of HIV surveillance staff contacts (log-in required). Please contact the CSTE National Office if you need state login or state password information.
For more information about the HIV Subcommittee and their activities, please contact Dhara Patel. Click here to view other Infectious Disease Steering Committee activities.
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