Without antiretroviral treatment to suppress HIV viral load, persons with HIV experience substantial morbidity and premature death, and are at increased risk of transmitting HIV. Prevention, care, and treatment efforts for persons with HIV in the United States need to be informed by locally and nationally representative data. The Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) is an ongoing, locally and nationally representative surveillance system that collects data on a probability sample of adults with diagnosed HIV in the United States. MMP monitors sociodemographic variables, behavioral and clinical characteristics, supportive service needs, use of healthcare and prevention services, and receipt of care among persons with diagnosed HIV. Under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), the Philadelphia Department of Public Health will conduct two components for MMP annually: Behavioral Interview (Component A) and Medical Record Abstractions (Component B) activities. Strategies and activities for both components include preparing for and conducting data collection, data management and dissemination, quality assurance and evaluation, and collaboration. The short-term goals of MMP are to produce high-quality locally and nationally representative data on the behavioral and clinical characteristics of adults with diagnosed HIV, develop a strong data dissemination plan targeted to potential local and national users, and enhance collaboration among federal and local partners responsible for HIV surveillance, prevention and treatment. The mid-term goals are for MMP data to inform local and national HIV prevention and treatment efforts and allocation of HIV funding and resources. The long-term goals include evidence-based local and national decisions to improve HIV prevention and treatment programs and policies that are expected to lead to the elimination of new HIV infections, HIV-associated morbidity and mortality, and disparities in health outcomes. The period o
f performance is June 2020 through May 2025.