Using baltimore HIV behavioral surveillance data for local HIV prevention planning

Danielle German, Sabriya Linton, Hope Cassidy-Stewart, Colin Flynn

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Abstract

In response to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and as part of CDC's Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan (ECHPP) project, Maryland developed a comprehensive local HIV prevention plan for the Baltimore-Towson Metropolitan Statistical Area and identified a series of priority HIV prevention and service goals. The current project sought to: (1) determine how well National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) indicators were aligned with NHAS/ECHPP-informed local HIV prevention goals (2) facilitate on-going NHBS data utilization to inform on-going local HIV prevention and service planning, and (3) build a foundation for future NHBS data utilization in local HIV decision-making. Project activities identified key HIV-related indicators in NHBS that are directly or indirectly related to local HIV priorities as informed by NHAS/ECHPP, which can be used for HIV prevention planning in the Baltimore area. Areas for enhancing NHBS and local data collection to further inform HIV prevention priorities are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S359-S369
JournalAIDS and behavior
Volume18
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Baltimore
  • Behavioral surveillance
  • HIV
  • HIV prevention planning
  • NHBS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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