Georgia HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS)

Georgia HIV Behavioral Surveillance (GHBS)

GHBS examines the behaviors that put people at risk for HIV infection. Understanding behavior is a key element of a comprehensive, integrated HIV surveillance system. HIV Behavioral Surveillance focuses on highest risk infection groups: men who have sex with men, persons who inject drugs, and at-risk heterosexuals. Georgia is one of 26 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) participating in the project. This project's activities include:

  • Developing an ongoing surveillance system to ascertain the prevalence of HIV risk behaviors among groups at high risk for HIV infection for use in developing national and local prevention services and programs.
  • Engaging community-based organizations (CBOs) in surveillance and questionnaire development.
  • Collaborating with HIV prevention programs to assess exposure to and use of local HIV prevention programs.
  • Presenting data on at-risk populations for use in state/local prevention and treatment services planning/evaluation.

Cycles (1 per year)

  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • Heterosexuals at increased risk for HIV infection (HET)
  • Injection Drug Use (IDU)
  • Transexual Women (TRANS)


GHBS Team Leader
Genetha Mustaafa
[email protected]

Most Current Data

Download this pdf file. Cycle 1 2020 Fact Sheet - TRANS

Download this pdf file. Cycle 5 2019 Fact Sheet - HET
Download this pdf file. Cycle 5 2018 Fact Sheet - IDU
Download this pdf file. Cycle 5 2017 Fact Sheet - MSM

Download this pdf file. Cycle 4 2016 Fact Sheet - HET
Download this pdf file. Cycle 4 2014 Fact Sheet - Young 18-24 MSM

Page last updated 06/20/2023