About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of (unadjusted) HIV diagnoses among persons of all ages during the calendar year and reported to CDC within 18 months of the diagnosis year
Diagnoses are defined using the 2008 and 2014 HIV case definitions (see Page 12-13 "Stages of HIV Infection" Technical Notes in 2014 Annual HIV Surveillance Report – link: HIV Surveillance Report 2014).
This objective includes case report data from 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 6 U.S. dependent areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Palau, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) in which laws or regulations require confidential reporting to the jurisdiction (not to CDC), by name, for adults, adolescents, and children with confirmed diagnoses of HIV infection. After the removal of personally identifiable information, data from these reports were submitted to CDC. Although AIDS cases have been reported to CDC since 1981, the implementation of HIV infection reporting has differed from state to state. All states, the District of Columbia, and 6 U.S. dependent areas had fully implemented name-based HIV infection reporting by April 2008 (see Technical Notes in 2014 Annual HIV Surveillance Report at the link above for additional information).
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.