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California: HIV Count in State Misses Thousands

February 25, 2010

A Legislative Analyst's Office report released Monday finds an outdated public health surveillance tracking system has missed tens of thousands of HIV cases -- costing California possibly tens of millions of dollars in federal funding.

States receive federal money for HIV/AIDS-related prevention, medical, and social services based on the number of reported cases. Epidemiologists estimate California has between 68,000 and 106,000 residents living with HIV who have not progressed to AIDS. But as of April, just 36,000 of those people had been counted by the state's surveillance system.

Lisa Murawski, author of the report, blames a surveillance system that is not properly tracking patients. Another part of the problem is the number of HIV-positive people who do not know their status.

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Comment by: Vince Cukrov (San Luis Obispo, CA) Wed., Mar. 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm EST
In our wonderful county, the public health system to longer tracks HIV/AIDS cases, nor patients. All funding for medial assistance has been 90% eliminated, and there are little or no support services offered by what remains of our ASO. Sad state of affairs, but like everything else in California, the system is broken & nobody wants to take the responsibility to fix it. Shameful.
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