Security measures for AIDS and HIV

Am J Public Health. 1991 Feb;81(2):210-1. doi: 10.2105/ajph.81.2.210.


This study describes the measures being taken by AIDS surveillance offices across the country to ensure the security of information regarding patients with AIDS and HIV infection. Security measures were evaluated according to the cumulative number of AIDS cases reported, whether partner notification services were provided, and whether HIV seropositive reporting by name was also required. This study showed that public health departments have taken extra steps to ensure the security of AIDS and HIV data.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome*
  • Confidentiality
  • HIV Infections*
  • Humans
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized*
  • Population Surveillance
  • Public Health Administration*
  • Security Measures*
  • United States