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Notification of AIDS and HIV

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AIDS notification process

Attending medical practitioners must intially notify all cases of AIDS (PDF) to the local Medical Officer of Health, using non-identifiable data, in the initial notification form that can be found on the Public Health Surveillance website administered by ESR (the Institute of Environmental Science and Research).

Entry of this information into EpiSurv by the local public health service will automatically result in the AIDS Epidemiology Group (AEG) receiving access to the information, and in the creation of a web-based detailed notification form. The AEG will send the health provider who notified the case a link to this form, for the health provider to complete online.

HIV notification process

HIV is a notifiable condition. New laboratory diagnoses are notified to the local Medical Officer of Health via the secure web-based EpiSurv portal administered by ESR (the Institute of Environmental Science and Research) using non-identifiable data. Acceptance of the incoming e-notification by the local public health service will automatically result in the AIDS Epidemiology Group (AEG) receiving access to the information, and in creation of a web-based notification form. The AEG will send the health provider who ordered the laboratory test a link to this form for the health provider to complete online.

Other relevant information

Surveillance guides for clinicians: