National Surveillance Procedures & Forms

Surveillance, Evaluation and Research Program Standard Operating Procedures: National HIV/AIDS Case Reporting

Under Australia’s federal system of government, reports of new diagnoses of designated communicable diseases are made to state and territory health authorities. When acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first diagnosed in Australia in late 1982, state and territory governments enacted laws that required doctors to notify the health authority of newly diagnosed cases of AIDS. The need for national coordination of surveillance for newly