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What is HIV/STD Surveillance?

HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C (HCV) surveillance is the ongoing collection, analysis, interpretation, and communicating of data regarding new and existing cases of these diseases.


Why is Surveillance Needed?

HIV, STD, and HCV surveillance data is used by local, county, state, and federal agencies to plan, implement, and evaluate HIV, STD, and HCV programs and interventions. 
This information also assists these agencies to better understand the impact of the epidemic, including populations who are most affected and those who are in need of prevention and care services. 
Lastly, surveillance data is used to monitor trends in the epidemic.
 

How is Surveillance Performed?

For the state of Oklahoma, information is collected from many sources, such as healthcare providers, laboratories, and vital records offices (birth and death certificates).  
In Oklahoma, it is a state law to report HIV, STD, and HCV cases, in a set amount of time, to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Service.  
Cases of diseases may be reported through official forms or by using the electronic reporting system. 

Find these forms and the state laws on disease reporting by clicking on the "Forms" tab on the left side of the web page.

How Can Surveillance Help You?

We provide tables, fact sheets, and presentations on the trends of HIV, STD, and HCV surveillance data in Oklahoma.  These documents are updated yearly as the data runs one year behind.
We can assist you in targeting and identifying a population currently being diagnosed with a particular disease to assist you in better targeting your services for prevention or treatment.



Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Services
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave, Ste 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406

Physical Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Phone: (405) 426-8400
Email: SHHRFax@health.ok.gov

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