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600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
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HIV Reporting Information

The following documents can be downloaded for HIV reporting. If you would like to report an HIV case or have any difficulty retrieving these files, please call (213) 351-8516.

HIV/AIDS Case Reporting

By State law, HIV infection is a reportable condition in California. This requires laboratories, health care providers, and testing providers to report all cases of HIV infection to their local health department. This reporting requirement is necessary to timely monitor current trends in the epidemic and to ensure continued funding by federal and State funding agencies for local HIV treatment and prevention services.

California Health and Safety (H&S) Code Section 121022 (a) requires health care providers and laboratories to report cases of HIV infection to local health departments. H&S Code Section 121023 (a) requires that all CD4 + T-Cell test results also be reported to the local health department.  By law and per State regulations, laboratories must report all CD4 + T-Cell test results and any HIV-indicative test, including all viral load results and confirmed antibody tests to their local health department within 7 days. However, H&S Code Section 121023 was amended by AB 1045, effective January 1, 2010, which allows a clinical laboratory to not report any CD4+ T-cell test result that is unrelated to a diagnosed case of HIV infection.

Laboratories are required to report test results to the local health jurisdiction where the health care provider facility is located. Laboratories are responsible for reporting all CD4 T-Cell test results related to a diagnosed case of HIV infection, as well as any HIV-indicative test – including all viral loads (even if undetectable) and confirmed antibody tests – to L.A. County's Health Officer.   The Health Officer’s designee – Division of HIV and STD Programs – will follow up with health care providers for laboratory reports sent in order to complete the HIV/AIDS Case Report form.

Health care providers are responsible for providing the client's full name, date of birth and gender when submitting laboratory requisitions for any test used to identify HIV, a component of HIV, or antibodies or antigens to HIV.

ACUTE HIV INFECTION REPORTING

Effective June 2016, the new regulation below requires acute HIV infection reporting within one working day of diagnosis.

(k) In addition to routine reporting requirements set forth in section 2643.5, for acute HIV infection reporting, health care providers shall report all cases within one (1) working day to the local health officer of the jurisdiction in which the patient resides by telephone. If evidence of acute HIV infection is based on presence of HIV p24 antigen, providers shall not wait until HIV-1 RNA is detected before reporting to the local health officer.

Labs and health care providers may call (213) 351-8516 to report a case of acute HIV infection.

Laboratory Test HIV Reporting

HIV Reporting California Regulations

 

STD Reporting Information

For Reporting Laboratories

California law (17 CCR §2505) requires laboratories to report positive tests for syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia trachomatis infections, including lymphogranuloma venereum. STD tests from patients who reside in L.A. County should be sent to the L.A. County Department of Public Health, Division of HIV and STD Programs within one working day after the health care provider, or other person authorized to retrieve the report, has been notified.

Please fill out the gonorrhea/chlamydia or syphilis report form and send to the Division of HIV and STD Programs by fax or mail:

Fax (both sides): (213) 749-9602
Mail: Division of HIV and STD Programs, 600 South Commonwealth Avenue, 10th Floor, Suite 1280, Los Angeles, CA 90005

If you would prefer to submit reports electronically, please contact Aineeh Montano at (213) 368-7441 or amontano@ph.lacounty.gov for further information.

For Reporting Providers

STDs diagnosed in patients who reside in L.A. County should be reported to the L.A. County Department of Public Health, Division of HIV and STD Programs using the STD CMR formPDF Icon.

The form can be typed or hand-written and you may return it to DHSP by either:

Fax (both sides): (213) 749-9602
Mail: Division of HIV and STD Programs, 600 South Commonwealth Avenue, 10th Floor, Suite 1280, Los Angeles, CA 90005

If you would like a custom electronic version of the form pre-populated with your information, please email all information requested in Section 1 of the CMR to: stdreporting@ph.lacounty.gov.

California lawPDF Icon requires health care providers to report chlamydia (including LGV), gonorrhea, and chancroid within 7 calendar days of diagnosis and to report syphilis within 1 working day. The reporting of STDs does not require patient consent and does not contradict the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.

If you have questions about reporting STDs, please call (213) 368-7441.

Case Reporting Contact Numbers
HIV Reporting Contacts

  • L.A. County Public Health Department:
    (213) 351-8516
  • Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services: (562) 570-4311
  • Pasadena Public Health Department:
    (626) 744-6027
  • California State Office of AIDS: (916) 445-0553

STD Reporting Contacts

  • L.A. County Public Health Department:
    (213) 368-7441
  • Refer to above numbers for other jurisdictions
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