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HIV Infection and AIDS

Disease Information

HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), which is the most severe phase of HIV infection. HIV damages a person's body by destroying specific blood cells, called CD4+T cells, which are crucial to helping the body fight diseases. For more information, visit our HIV Prevention website.

Disease Reporting

What is required?

Health Care Providers and Clinical Laboratories

Health care providers and clinical laboratories are required by law to report cases of HIV infection (does not apply to anonymous testing) and AIDS to local health departments within one working day of identification.

For Local Health Departments


See Also

  • CDC's HIV/AIDS website
  • End HIV Oregon - Oregon's 5-year strategy to end new HIV infections
  • Oregon HIV Care and Treatment Program
  • 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.

  • Oregon HIV Prevention Program
  • 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.

  • Oregon HIV Data and Analysis Program
  • 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.

CDC Factsheet 

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