An Inventory Of Federally Sponsored HIV And HIV-Relevant Databases. State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey (SLAITS)


As part of the State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey (SLAITS), NCHS is conducting a two-phase effort to evaluate HIV-related behavior questions developed by the Behavioral Surveillance Working Group. In Phase 1, questions deemed most sensitive were assessed by four focus groups. A report was prepared and sent to the Working Group and modifications were made to the questionnaire. In Phase 2, a 200 case pilot study will be conducted as a test of the questionnaire administered by telephone with the most sensitive behavioral questions answered using a touch-tone collection methodology. Based on the findings of this pilot, recommendations will be made regarding future implementation of HIV-related behavior questions on random digit dialing telephone surveys of the general population.