STD-10 Reduce the proportion of young adults with genital herpes infection due to herpes simplex type 2

National Data Source
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
10.5 (2005-2008)
Target
9.5
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 20 to 29 years who test positive for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)
Denominator
Number of persons aged 20 to 29 years
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

This measure tracks the proportion of persons aged 20 to 29 years with a positive laboratory test result for herpes simplex virus, type 2, as measured by NHANES.

References and More Information

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Case definitions for infectious conditions under public health surveillance. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 46 (RR-10): 1997.