What's New in 2020?
Connecticut HIV surveillance data has been updated to include cases identified in 2018 using data reported through December 2019 and is now available on the HIV Statistics web page.
Preliminary 2019 HIV surveillance data will be released in June however finalized data will not be released until January 2021 to allow for reporting delay, de-duplication with other surveillance jurisdictions, and complete death reporting.
In alignment with CDC HIV and AIDS Surveillance Reports, most Connecticut tables and graphs combine HIV and AIDS into “HIV disease” or simply, “HIV.” The year of diagnosis indicates the year HIV infection was first diagnosed, regardless of HIV stage at the time of the diagnosis.
Quick Stats for HIV cases diagnosed in 2018:
- 258 new cases of HIV were diagnosed in Connecticut residents (7.2 per 100,000 people).
- Of the newly diagnosed cases, 68 (26%) were diagnosed with AIDS within one year of HIV diagnosis.
- 10,574 people were living with HIV disease in Connecticut (295.7 per 100,000 people)
Data Security and Confidentiality
The HIV Surveillance Program maintains a comprehensive Data Security and Confidentiality Policy for the TB, HIV, STD and Viral Hepatitis Section. This document is updated annually or as needed to assure compliance with state and federal regulations and best practices pertaining to Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Protected Health Information (PHI). To learn more about how DPH protects public health surveillance data, please visit: Data Security and Confidentiality Policy and Procedures for TB, HIV, STD, and Viral Hepatitis Programs.
HIV Surveillance and Epidemiology Data Requests
The primary goals of the HIV Surveillance Program are to:
1. Collect information about people newly diagnosed or living with HIV;
2. Ensure that Connecticut HIV surveillance data is complete and accurate;
3. Conduct routine analysis to monitor trends and assess progress towards key indicators;
4. Disseminate HIV surveillance data to inform public health partners, the medical community, and the general public about the epidemiology of the HIV in Connecticut to help measure progress towards national reduction goals and aid in public health planning.
To review current HIV surveillance data, please visit: HIV Statistics
For custom data requests to meet a specific need, please visit: HIV Surveillance Data Request
Contact the HIV Surveillance Program