Improving the representativeness of behavioral and clinical surveillance for persons with HIV in the United States: The rationale for developing a population-based approach

A. D. McNaghten, Mitchell I. Wolfe, Ida Onorato, Allyn K. Nakashima, Ronald O. Valdiserri, Eve Mokotoff, Raul A. Romaguera, Alice Kroliczak, Robert S. Janssen, Patrick S. Sullivan

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Abstract

The need for a new surveillance approach to understand the clinical outcomes and behaviors of people in care for HIV evolved from the new challenges for monitoring clinical outcomes in the HAART era, the impact of the epidemic on an increasing number of areas in the US, and the need for representative data to describe the epidemic and related resource utilization and needs. The Institute of Medicine recommended that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Heath Resources and Services Administration coordinate efforts to survey a random sample of HIV-infected persons in care, in order to more accurately measure the need for prevention and care services. The Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) was created to meet these needs. This manuscript describes the evolution and design of MMP, a new nationally representative clinical outcomes and behavioral surveillance system, and describes how MMP data will be used locally and nationally to identify care and treatment utilization needs, and to plan for prevention interventions and services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere550
JournalPloS one
Volume2
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 20 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • General

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