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The Centers for disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639-7090. Send written comments to CDC, Desk Officer; Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235; Washington, DC 20503. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Projects

AIDS Prevention and Surveillance Project Reports (0920-0208)—extension—National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—proposes to continue data collection for the AIDS Prevention and Surveillance Project Reports, previously approved under OMB No. 9020-0208. This request is for a 3-year extension of clearance. CDC funds cooperative agreements for 65 HIV Prevention Projects (50 states, 6 cities, 7 territories, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico). The cooperative agreements support counseling, testing, referral, and partner notification programs conducted by official public health agencies of states, territories, and localities (project areas). HIV counseling and testing in STD clinics, Women's Health Centers, Drug Treatment Centers, and other health agencies has been described as a primary prevention strategy of the national HIV Prevention Program. These project areas have increased HIV counseling and testing activities to specifically reach more minorities and women of child bearing age.

CDC is responsible for monitoring and evaluating HIV prevention activities conducted under the cooperative agreement. Counseling and testing programs are a major component of the HIV Prevention Program. Without data to measure the impact of counseling and testing programs, priorities cannot be assessed and redirected to prevent further spread of the virus in the general population. CDC needs information from all project areas on the number of at-risk persons tested and the number positive for HIV. The HIV Counseling and Testing Report Form provides a simple yet complete means to collect this information.

Respondents will be able to use either a manual or an electronic scan form. Seventeen respondents (project areas) will use the manual data collection tool. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete the form. The respondents will complete the form 4 times each year for a total burden of 8 hours per year per project area. Forty-eight (48) respondents (project areas) will use the scan form or client record format. It will take approximately 15 minutes for each project area to transfer data electronically on a quarterly basis for a total burden per project area of 1 hour per year. Therefore, the total annualized burden hours are 184. This request is for a 3 year extension.

RespondentsNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden response (in hrs.)
Manual Form Project Areas1742
Scan Form Project Areas484.25
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Dated: June 30, 2000.

Kathy Cahill,

Associate Director for Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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[FR Doc. 00-17177 Filed 7-7-00; 8:45 am]