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HIV-13 Data Details

HIV-13 Increase the proportion of persons living with HIV who know their serostatus Leading Health Indicators

Leading Health Indicators are a subset of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues.

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (CDC/NCHHSTP)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
80.9 (2006)
Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Number of HIV infected persons aged 13 years or older who are aware of their HIV infection
Number of persons aged 13 and older living with HIV
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Leading Health Indicator
Reproductive and Sexual Health
Methodology Notes

Data are based on the CDC adult HIV/AIDS confidential case report, Form 50.42A, Rev. 3/2007, and extended back-calculation methods. The HIV case definition used by the HIV Surveillance system is provided by CDC. Data are adjusted for reporting delays. National HIV prevalence and the proportion of persons who are aware of their infection is estimated through extended back-calculation.

Estimated numbers of persons living with HIV infection at the end of the given year. Estimates were derived by using extended back-calculation on HIV and AIDS data for persons aged 13 years and older at diagnosis from 46 states that have had confidential name-based HIV infection reporting since at least January 2007 and on AIDS data from 5 areas (Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont, and the District of Columbia).

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
Healthy People 2010 objective 13-07 was deleted at the Healthy People 2010 Midcourse Review due to the lack of a national data source. It was reinstated as a measurable objective for Healthy People 2020 when a data source was identified.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

The baseline was revised in 2013 from 80.6 percent of percent of persons aged 13 years and older living with HIV who were aware of their HIV infection (2006) to 80.9 percent (2006) due to reporting delays.


Additional resources about the objective.

  1. CDC. Revised surveillance case definitions for HIV infection among adults, adolescents, and children aged <18 months and for HIV infection and AIDS among children aged 18 months to <13 years –United States, 2008. MMWR 2008;57(RR-10):1–12.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Surveillance Report, 2008; vol. 20. Published May 2010.
  3. Song R, Hall HI, Frey R. Uncertainties associated with incidence estimates of HIV/AIDS diagnoses adjusted for reporting delay and risk redistribution. Stat Med 2005;24:453–464.