The HIV/AIDS Program coordinates statewide HIV/AIDS prevention and care services for Iowa residents. The HIV/AIDS Program consists of these components: Prevention, Care & Support Services, Data & Disease Reporting, and an HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis Integration Project.

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Reporting of HIV

Who should be reported?

  1. Newly diagnosed HIV-positive persons,
  2. Persons previously diagnosed, but new to the provider, and
  3. Children born to HIV-positive women.

For newly diagnosed adult persons (>13 years of age):

  • Fill out the Iowa Adult HIV/AIDS Case Report Form.
  • In addition to the information on the form, we want to know:
    • Client’s past testing history and why they tested this time;
    • How the client responded to notification of a positive confirmatory test result;
    • Client’s living situation (living with parents? By himself? etc);
    • Best way to contact the client; and
    • Details of any referrals for care and treatment.

The comment section of the case report form is a good place to report additional information. 

For persons previously diagnosed, but new to the provider (>13 years of age):

Fill out the Iowa Adult HIV/AIDS Case Report Form.

The comment section of the case report form is a good place to report additional information. 

For children born to HIV-positive women (or newly diagnosed children =13 years age):

  • Fill out the Iowa Pediatric HIV/AIDS Case Report Form. All essential information on pediatric reporting are contained in the form. Please complete with as much detail as possible.
  • Use the comment section of the form to report any additional information.

We assign all persons with a new diagnosis of HIV to a Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) for delivery of Partner Services. 

  • It is important to gather patient phone numbers and addresses.
  • It is important to find out as much as possible about the client’s living situation, marital status, employment, and other relevant information.
  • The above details help the DIS to do a proper job of contacting the client and protecting confidentiality.
  • DIS are skilled at providing HIV education and information about available resources and services.  They are also glad to offer their assistance in confidentially notifying the client’s sex and/or needle-sharing partners.
  • It is very useful if HIV testing sites and physicians tell the client to expect a call from a DIS. We assign to a DIS after clients are notified of their diagnosis.

Completed HIV reporting forms may be sent by U.S. Mail, or we are happy to receive the information via the telephone.  Mailing address and telephone numbers are on the form. Please do not fax the completed form.

HIV Community Planning Group

The CPG is composed of a group of people who have experience with HIV, STDs, and viral hepatitis, either because they belong to a population that is disproportionately affected by these conditions or because they work directly with people in these populations. Members of the CPG include people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis, health care providers, case managers, prevention service providers, educators, and people who represent populations affected by HIV and hepatitis.

The CPG’s primary purpose is to act in an advisory capacity to the staff of the Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis at the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the main task is to ensure that the state has an inclusive and participatory planning and evaluation process for the delivery of prevention and care services. 

CPG Membership Application

Draft Comprehensive HIV Plan 2017-2021

Draft of Iowa Comprehensive HIV Plan 2017-2021

HIV/AIDS Legislation Related to Public Health

Access the most current version of Iowa Code and Iowa Administrative Code.

Iowa Code 141A outlines the requirements for:

  • HIV testing, education, and consent;
  • Reporting of disease and laboratory information;
  • Notification of partners of people who test positive for HIV (partner services); and
  • Confidentiality of data related to HIV and AIDS.

Iowa Code 139A outlines the requirements for:

  • Prevention of transmission of HIV from medical providers with HIV to patients (see 139A.22); and
  • Procedures related to exposures of care providers to HIV (see 139A.19).

Further detail on the implementation of these requirements can be found in 641 Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 11.