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Surveillance, Research & Evaluation Branch 


The Surveillance, Research & Evaluation Branch conducts a variety of epidemiologic studies, evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of publicly funded HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs, and maintains California’s HIV/AIDS Case Registry.  The Branch is composed of four sections:

  • The Surveillance Section maintains a confidential, central registry of demographic and clinical information on all reported California HIV infections. By working closely with local health jurisdictions, the Section collects and disseminates timely, accurate, and complete HIV surveillance data and analyses in a confidential and secure manner in order to describe and understand the HIV epidemic in California and improve prevention, treatment, and care programs.
  • The Supplemental Surveillance Section oversees and implements data collection activities to obtain detailed information on behavioral and clinical characteristics of persons living with HIV in California. These data supplement routine HIV surveillance activities and are used to better understand the HIV epidemic in California and improve prevention, care, and treatment programs.  
  • The HIV Prevention Research and Evaluation (PRE) Section operates to support the research and evaluation needs of OA-funded HIV prevention programs throughout California.  PRE collaborates with OA prevention program staff and with scientific staff in the surveillance and HIV care programs to  monitor, evaluate, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of HIV prevention activities in order to meet National HIV/AIDS Strategy goals.
  • The Care Research and Evaluation (CRE) Section collects and analyzes data from clients who are accessing federally-funded Ryan White or Housing Opportunities for People witH AIDS (HOPWA) services in California to evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness, and impact of these care service delivery programs. The Section also monitors the use and impact of the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), and develops fiscal forecasting estimates for this program.

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