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HAB HIV Performance Measures

HIV/AIDS Bureau’s Revised Performance Measure Portfolio

The HIV/AIDS Bureau held two webinars in June 2013 to present the proposed performance measure portfolio revisions and gather feedback and a third webinar in November 2013 to share the revised performance measure portfolio.  Below are the links to the webinars:

  • Identifying core performance measures that are most critical to the care and treatment of people living with HIV;
  • Combining measures to address people of all ages living with HIV;
  • Aligning measures with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services priorities, guidelines, and initiatives;
  • Promoting relevant performance measures used in other federal programs; and
  • Archiving performance measures.

The revised performance measure portfolio is outlined below.  Links to past webinar are below and available for download.  For additional questions related to the HIV/AIDS Bureau performance measures, contact

Past Performance Measure Webinars:

The HIV/AIDS Bureau held two webinars in June 2013 to present the proposed performance measure portfolio revisions and gather feedback.  Below is a link to the webinar:

June 20, 2013: Proposed Changes to the HIV/AIDS Bureau Performance Measure Portfolio

November 6, 2013: HIV/AIDS Bureau's Performance Measure Portfolio (PDF - 422 KB)

Measures and Frequently Asked Questions



Frequently Asked Questions:

  • General Information
  • Revised Portfolio
  • Children
  • Oral Health
  • ADAP
  • System
  • Adolescent/Adult

General FAQ

Revised Measures FAQ UPDATED

Children FAQ

Oral Health FAQ


System FAQ


  • Viral Load Suppression
  • Prescribed Antiretroviral Therapy
  • Medical Visits Frequency
  • Gap in Medical Visits
  • PCP Prophylaxis


Core Measures

All Ages:

  • HIV Drug Resistance Testing Before Initiation of Therapy
  • Influenza Vaccination
  • Lipids Screening
  • TB Screening


All Ages Measures UPDATED


  • Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Chlamydia Screening
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hepatitis B Screening
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Hepatitis C Screening
  • HIV Risk Counseling
  • Oral Exam
  • Pneumococcal Vaccination
  • Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-Up Plan
  • Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention
  • Substance Use Screening
  • Syphilis Screening


Adolescent and Adult Measures

HIV-Infected Children:

  • MMR Vaccination


HIV Infected Children Measures

HIV-Exposed Children:

  • Diagnostic Testing to Exclude HIV Infection in Exposed Infants
  • Neonatal Zidovudine Prophylaxis
  • PCP Prophylaxis for HIV-Exposed Infants


HIV Exposed Children Measures


Medical Case Management (MCM):

  • Care Plan
  • Gap in Medical Visits
  • Medical Visit Frequency


MCM Measures


Oral Health:

  • Dental and Medical History
  • Dental Treatment Plan
  • Oral Health Education
  • Periodontal Screening or Examination
  • Phase I Treatment Plan Completion


Oral Health Measures


  • Application Determination
  • Eligibility Recertification
  • Formulary
  • Inappropriate Antiretroviral Regimen


ADAP Measures


  • Waiting Time for Initial Access to Outpatient/Ambulatory Medical Care
  • HIV Test Results for PLWHA
  • HIV Positivity
  • Late HIV Diagnosis
  • Linkage to HIV Medical Care
  • Housing Status


System Measures UPDATED

Archived Downloads



Archived:  All Archived Measures UPDATED


  • ARV Therapy for Pregnant Women
  • CD4 T-Cell Count
  • Medical Visits
  • PCP Prophylaxis
  • Adherence Assessment and Counseling
  • TB Screening
  • Hepatitis/HIV Alcohol Counseling
  • Influenza Vaccination
  • MAC Prophylaxis
  • Mental Health Screening
  • Tobacco Screening
  • Toxoplasma Screening


Archived Adolescent Adult Measures


  • Adherence Assessment and Counseling
  • ARV Therapy
  • CD4 Value
  • Developmental Surveillance
  • Health Care Transition Planning for HIV-infected Youth
  • HIV Drug Resistance Testing Before Initiation of Therapy
  • Lipid Screening
  • Medical Visit
  • PCP Prophylaxis for HIV-Infected Children
  • Planning for Disclosure of HIV Status to Child
  • TB Screening 

Archived Pediatric Measures


All Ages:

  • CD4 Count
  • Viral Load Suppression on ART
  • Viral Load Monitoring


Archived All Ages Measures UPDATED

Medical Case Management (MCM):

  • Medical Visits


Archived MCM Measures


  • Disease Status at Time of Entry Into Care
  • Quality Management Program


Archived System Measures

About the Measures

The HIV/AIDS Bureau encourages all grantees to use the Bureau’s revised performance measures, including the Core performance measures.

The Core performance measures emphasize the essential aspects of HIV care and treatment and align with the milestones along the HIV care continuum.  Also, the Core performance measures have completed the rigorous National Quality Forum infectious disease endorsement process.  Included in the revised performance measure portfolio are the seven common core measures, which are approved by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for use across all Department of Health and Human Services programs to monitor HIV prevention, treatment, and comprehensive care services.

Given the emphasis on using performance measures to improve patient health, grantees may trend performance measures over time and analyze performance measures for disparities in care. Disparity analyses may include review data for difference in performance in gender, race/ethnicity, age, insurance status, HIV risk, among others.

Related Performance Measures

Additional measures that grantees may find helpful can be found at: