The goal of the HIV/AIDS Surveillance Program
is to provide a comprehensive picture of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in order to support prevention and health service activities delivered by the Department of Public Health and a statewide system of health care and social service organizations. Epidemiologists are responsible for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of adult and pediatric HIV/AIDS case data. HIV/AIDS Surveillance data are disseminated widely throughout the Commonwealth; to governmental agencies, public and private providers, advocacy groups and consumers. The program distributes specialized and routine data reports. The program also works collaboratively with planning and policy groups, health care providers and other Bureaus within the Department of Public Health, providing surveillance information and assisting with assessment of resource distribution and ongoing planning to ensure that the needs of people at risk for infection or infected with HIV are met.
HIV/AIDS Surveillance Program
Hinton State Laboratory Institute
305 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
This information is provided by the Bureau of Infectious Disease within the Department of Public Health.