HIV/AIDS Case Reporting, Surveillance,

and Epidemiology

Kansas HIV/AIDS Program

The mission of this program is to monitor the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Kansas, analyze trends in infection, and provide accurate information for planning of prevention and care activities. HIV and AIDS case reports are sent directly to KDHE by doctors, hospitals and laboratories. These reports are processed and HIV/AIDS cases are sent to CDC without names. This program is completely funded by the CDC.

Disease surveillance is a core public health function. HIV/AIDS case trends are used in program planning both at KDHE and in local communities. For example, Ryan White Part B awards to states are based on HIV/AIDS case reports; so surveillance data impacts the State's ability to offer care services. Likewise, the amount of funding for HIV prevention services is, in part, determined by the number of documented HIV/AIDS cases in any particular region of the State. Regions showing a high incidence of HIV and AIDS correspondingly receive funding to combat the spread of HIV through the implementation interventions designed to circumvent the spread of infection.

The epidemiological profile of HIV/AIDS cases in Kansas is also used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local health departments, communities-based organizations, the general public, and University-based research departments.

The primary goal of this program is to monitor the course of HIV infection in Kansas by providing quality demographic data to all users. Being the sole providers of this data make support for this program imperative.

Online Data Request Form

The purpose of the on-line data request form is to enable Kansans to request relevant Kansas HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data from the Kansas HIV/AIDS Surveillance Program, Bureau of Disease Control & Prevention at the Kansas Department of Health & Environment. It is recommended that users check the Annual Summary tables and/or Epidemiological Profiles published by the Kansas HIV/AIDS Surveillance Program prior to submitting a data request form. This on-line form sends the request to the Bureau electronically and is intended for the Bureau of Disease Control & Prevention only.