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State Center for Health Statistics
SCHS is responsible for data collection, health-related research, production of reports, and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics. They provide high quality health information for better informed decisions and effective health policies. The goal is to improve the health of all North Carolinians and their communities.

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Epidemiology Section
Epidemiology is the branch of public health that works to understand the causes and effects of disease in communities. They look for ways to prevent or control those diseases and their negative effects on people and society. Epidemiologists study the factors and relationships that determine the presence, numbers, trends and distribution of diseases in communities and certain populations.

HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch
The HIV/STD Prevention and Care website provides access to information about HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in North Carolina.

HIV/STD Surveillance
Data from NC on STDs including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV disease.

Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

CFAR is found at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (www.unc.edu )The mission of CFAR is to provide a multidisciplinary environment that promotes basic, clinical, behavioral, and transitional research in the prevention, detection and treatment of HIV infection.

UNC HIV Training Center

The North Carolina HIV/AIDS Training Center (NCHTC) is North Carolina’s local AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC). The AETC program is a nation-wide network of regional HIV/AIDS center designed to meet the training and information needs of clinical HIV care providers.  NCHTC is a subsite of the Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center (SEATEC) at Emory University (www.seatec.emory.edu/).