HIV/AIDS surveillance activities in New York are conducted by the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology within the New York State Department of Health, and by the HIV Epidemiology & Field Services Program of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Both release annual detailed reports on the HIV/AIDS epidemiology within NYS and NYC.
Surveillance data includes information on new HIV/AIDS diagnoses (date, test and values, ordering provider), as well as all CD4 and VL laboratory test results following diagnosis that have been reported to the NYS Department of Health. From this information, we can use surveillance data to follow the number of new diagnoses and the number of persons living with HIV/AIDS in New York, as well as trends in linkage to care rates, retention in care rates, and viral load suppression data. Surveillance data can further assist in looking at this data by demographic or high-risk sub-populations. New York State and New York City are also funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assess incidence data, or estimated new HIV infections, using a method developed by CDC known as stratified extrapolation approach (SEA). Annual incidence estimates are an essential benchmark in tracking progress towards reducing new infections to 750 by the end of 2020.
As required by NYS Public Health Law, we follow the confidentiality standards set forth by both NYS DOH And NYC DOHMH when releasing aggregate data. For NYC surveillance: case counts of 1-5 person(s) with an underlying population denominator of ≤500 persons, or non-zero counts with a denominator ≤100 as per intercensal 2013 estimates are not shown.
Questions related to New York State may be directed to the New York State Department of Health Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology at 518-474-4284 or email@example.com. Questions related to New York City may be directed to the New York City Department of Health, HIV Epidemiology and Field Services at HIVreport@health.nyc.gov.