The mission of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, in collaboration with community partners, is to reduce the incidence of HIV infections, to increase life expectancy for those infected, and to improve the quality of life for persons living with or affected by HIV. The charge of the Division is to:
- monitor the epidemic
- improve public understanding of HIV
- prevent or reduce behaviors that transmit HIV
- increase individual knowledge of HIV serostatus
- strengthen systems for referral to appropriate prevention and treatment services
HIV Treatment Cascade by Public Health Area NEW!
The HIV Treatment Cascade depicts persons living with HIV infection diagnosed in Alabama who are engaged in selected stages of the continuum of HIV care. Strong HIV treatment and prevention programs exhibit high linkage to care among newly diagnosed clients, as well as effective retention in care and adequate viral load suppression among existing HIV-positive clients. As viral load is considered a measure of infectivity, maintaining a suppressed viral load may decrease the likelihood of infecting another person and is the focus of Treatment as Prevention strategies.
Young African American Males at High Risk for HIV Infection
This report is now available online.
Finalized 2012 HIV Surveillance Annual Report
The Finalized 2012 HIV Surveillance Annual Report is now available.
Tabono CBA Podcast
Members of the ADPH Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control recently participated in a podcast for the Tabono Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) project. The project works to strengthen the impact and effectiveness of HIV services and to help HIV practitioners align with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The podcast is now available online.
Alabama State Plan: Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
The current Alabama State Plan for implementing the national HIV/AIDS strategy in our state is now available online. (2 MB)
AIDS in Alabama: The First 1,000 Days
This document, produced in 1985, examines the impact of the AIDS epidemic in Alabama during its first 1,000 days, beginning with the first diagnosis of AIDS in an Alabama resident in 1982. The full report is now available online. (1 MB)
Alabama AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Satisfaction Survey
The ADAP Satisfaction Survey is designed to help improve ADAP medication services. The survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete, and answers and comments will remain anonymous. Take the survey.
HIV/AIDS Integrated Epidemiological Profile
Information about the current HIV/AIDS epidemic is provided in the HIV Integrated Epidemiological Profile, 2011. This profile describes the socio-demographic and geographic characteristics of people living with HIV/AIDS and at risk for HIV infection in Alabama. The profile is also a resource for guiding prevention interventions and service delivery efforts within Alabama.
HIV and Pregnancy
The Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control collaborates with Alabama's medical providers to reduce the incidence of perinatal HIV infection. Visit HIV and Pregnancy for more information.
STD/HIV REPORT Card
Physicians, dentists, nurses, medical examiners, hospital administrators, nursing home administrators, lab directors, school principals, and day care directors are responsible for reporting Notifiable Diseases in Alabama. The Alabama Notifiable Diseases Rules, Chapter 420-4-1, specifies the diseases and conditions requiring notification, and the time frame and methods for notification. To report a case of HIV (including symptomatic infection, AIDS, CD4 counts and viral load), please use the STD/HIV REPORT Card.
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