HIV in Washington State
HIV infection causes AIDS, which is responsible for a substantial amount of morbidity and mortality in Washington State. The Department of Health estimates that nearly 14,000 people are living with HIV infection in Washington, of whom about 91 percent have been diagnosed and reported to the state's HIV surveillance registry. CDC recommends that individuals between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. People with risk factors should get tested more frequently. Treatment for HIV infection is widely available, and should be initiated as early as possible following diagnosis.
View the Data
The HIV dashboards contain data for state, Accountable Communities of Health (ACH), and county levels. The HIV data dashboards contain state-wide measures using data from the Enhanced HIV/AIDS Reporting System (eHARS). eHARS data are based on local disease investigations and comprehensive HIV/AIDS lab reporting. All data are de-identified and aggregated.
The dashboards contain the following measures:
- HIV Incidence
- HIV Late Diagnosis
- HIV Linkage to Care
- HIV Prevalence
- HIV Viral Suppression
For information or questions related to the Washington Tracking Network, email DOH.WTN@doh.wa.gov.
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