National HIV Behavioral Surveillance
National HIV Behavioral Surveillance – Memphis
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance or NHBS system in 2003 to understand HIV risk behaviors and prevention programs among groups at risk for HIV infection. Over 20 US metropolitan statistical areas, including Memphis, Tennessee, take part in NHBS every year.
Each year or “cycle”, NHBS activities focus on one of three populations: men who have sex with men (“MSM”), heterosexually-active adults (“HET”) and people who inject drugs (“IDU”). A single cycle is repeated every three years. A standardized, anonymous questionnaire is used to collect information on HIV-related topics. HIV testing is offered to all participants.
For more general information on NHBS, please visit the CDC website.
Memphis’ project is known locally as TRUST Memphis. The Memphis MSA includes eight counties in three states: Shelby, Tipton and Fayette Counties in Tennessee; Tunica, Tate, DeSoto and Marshall Counties in Mississippi; and Crittenden County in Arkansas. NHBS has been continually operating in Memphis since 2016.
Memphis NHBS data reports:
For more national NHBS data reports, please visit the NHBS report webpage.