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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection


HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus.  It is the virus that can lead to acquired immune-deficiency syndrome or AIDS. HIV damages a person's body by destroying specific blood cells, called CD4+T cells, which are crucial to helping the body fight diseases.

Disease Reporting

Health care providers are required to report cases of HIV infection (does not apply to anonymous testing) and AIDS within one working day of identification.
HIV Infection and AIDS: Investigative Guidelines (pdf)


HIV infection statistics (pdf) from the 201 Oregon Communicable Disease Summary

See Also
CDC web site for more information and factsheets.
The HIV Care and Treatment Program provides high quality, cost effective services that promote access to and ongoing success in HIV treatment for people with HIV/AIDS in Oregon.
We focus on prevention services based on: making HIV testing a routine part of medical care; implementing new models for diagnosing HIV infections outside medical settings; preventing new infections; and further decreasing perinatal HIV transmission.
The mission of the HIV Program is to reduce the spread of HIV and promote the health of HIV-infected Oregonians. The HIV Surveillance - Data and Analysis Section reports and records cases and incidence rates of HIV/AIDS for the state.