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HIV-24 Reduce the percentage of young gay and bisexual males in grades 9 through 12 who engage in HIV-risk behaviors

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
35.2 (2015)
Target: 
30.7
Target-Setting Method: 
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
To match with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy target of 30.7%.
Numerator: 

Number of male students in grades 9-12 who ever had sexual contact with only males or with both males and females and who 1) had sexual intercourse during the past three months with three or more persons, or 2) had sexual intercourse during the past three months and did not use a condom during last sexual intercourse, or 3) ever injected any illegal drug

Denominator: 

All male students in grades 9-12 who had ever had sexual contact with only males or with both males and females

Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    During your life, with whom have you had sexual contact?

      I have never had sexual contact
      Females
      Males
      Females and males

    During the past 3 months, with how many people did you have sexual intercourse?

      I have never had sexual intercourse
      I have had sexual intercourse, but not during the past 3 months
      1 person
      2 people
      3 people
      4 people
      5 people
      6 or more people

    The last time you had sexual intercourse, did you or your partner use a condom?

      I have never had sexual intercourse
      Yes
      No

    During your life, how many times have you used a needle to inject any illegal drug into your body?

      0 times
      1 time
      2 or more times
Data Collection Frequency: 
Biennial
Caveats and Limitations: 
YRBSS data are representative only of youth who attend school, not all youth in this age group. Data are subject to reporting biases, given the socially sensitive subject matter. The NHAS 2020 indicator on young gay and bisexual males has a baseline of 2013, whereas Healthy People 2020 has a baseline of 2015. In 2013, the data came from 15 large urban school districts in the following areas: Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, District of Columbia, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Memphis, New York City, Orange County, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, San Diego, and San Francisco. Starting in 2015, questions used to drive this indicator were added to the standard YRBSS questionnaire and the national YRBSS questionnaire so the estimates are nationally representative.

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: 
This objective was added in 2016 as part of the re-alignment of the HIV topic are with the 2020 National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS).