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HIV-5 Data Details

HIV-5 Reduce new AIDS cases among adolescent and adult heterosexuals

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)
10,582 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of AIDS cases among persons 13 years and older who report specific heterosexual contact with a person known to have, or be at high risk for, HIV infection
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

The AIDS case definition is provided by the CDC. The data are based on the CDC adult HIV/AIDS confidential case report, Form 50.42A, Rev. 3/2007.

Estimated numbers resulted from statistical adjustment that accounted for reporting delays, but not for incomplete reporting. Heterosexual contact is with a person known to have, or to be at high risk for, HIV infection.

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 original baseline was revised from 11,110 to 10,582 due to reporting delays. The target was adjusted from 10,000 to 9,524 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method. In 2013, HIV-5 was archived with data because it is more important to focus on the earlier stages of HIV. AIDS is a less meaningful measurement because it takes a long time for HIV to advance to AIDS. AIDS measurements provide more information about what was happening with the epidemic in the past instead of what is happening now.


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.