What's New in 2022?Connecticut HIV surveillance data has been updated to include 2020 cases reported through December 2021. Please note data from 2020 should be interpreted with caution due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to HIV testing & care-related services. Finalized 2021 data will be released January 2023 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.” The year of diagnosis indicates the year HIV infection was first diagnosed, regardless of HIV stage at the time of the diagnosis.
2020 HIV Quick Stats:
- 174 new cases of HIV were diagnosed in Connecticut residents (4.8 per 100,000 people).
- Of newly diagnosed cases, 42 (24%) were diagnosed with AIDS within 3 months of HIV diagnosis.
- 10,665 people were living with HIV disease in Connecticut (295.8 per 100,000 people).
Data Security and ConfidentialityThe 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 RequestsThe 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 are 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 HIV in Connecticut to measure progress towards national goals and aid in public health planning.
For custom data requests to meet a specific need, please visit: HIV Surveillance Data Request
Contact the HIV Surveillance Program