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Facts & Figures

North Carolina HIV/AIDS, STDs, and Viral Hepatitis B and C

What We Do

The HIV/STD/Hepatitis Surveillance Unit analyzes sexually transmitted disease (STD) data and creates reports to inform public health officials, health departments, health providers, and the public about the current status of HIV/AIDS, bacterial STDs (syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia), and viral hepatitis B and C in North Carolina.

All individually identifying information reported to the Division of Public Health is confidential and protected by law. Surveillance information is shared routinely and voluntarily with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health partners and practitioners throughout the state in a manner compliant with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

Special Note: 2016 HIV/STD/Hepatitis annual data are now available. This report has many new features: A sociodemographic section at the beginning of this report gives an overview and rates of disease by population, geography, household income, and poverty; county and state data for acute Hepatitis B and acute Hepatitis C (Tables 13, 14, 52, and 53) and statewide perinatal Hepatitis B counts (Table 31) are now included; estimated HIV diagnosis rates separated for men reporting sex with men and heterosexual men and women are in Tables 36-41; HIV prevalence tables (Tables 2, 15-26, and 32) are now based on a person’s most recent address instead of the address at the time of diagnosis; and finally, Table C shows rates by census tract. Charts, figures, and data on various populations are available as Fact Sheets and Slide Sets; some 2016 data is now available in these formats. Fact sheets and slide sets are updated over the course of the year.

Please Note that we recently changed our data release policy and are now releasing case counts that are under the 5 if the population denominator is more than 500.