Georgia HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS)

Georgia HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS)

NHBS 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/AIDS 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)
  • Injection Drug Use (IDU)
  • Heterosexuals at increased risk for HIV infection (HET)


GHBS Team Leader
Jeffery Todd

Project Coordinator
Charles Melton

Program Consultant
Genetha Mustaafa


Cycle 4 2016 Fact Sheet - HET
Cycle 4 2015 Fact Sheet - IDU
Cycle 4 2014 Fact Sheet - Young 18-24 MSM

NHBS Data Archive

Page last updated 01/04/2019


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