About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of persons surviving more than 36 months after AIDS diagnosis
Number of persons diagnosed with AIDS 4 years prior to the data year
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.
Survival analysis (the estimated proportion of persons surviving longer than a given length of time after diagnosis) is the conventional method of measuring the rate of progression of disease. Data on survival for longer than three years after AIDS diagnosis reflects the recent experience of persons diagnosed with AIDS. This proportion is an indicator of access and adherence to quality care for advanced HIV infection.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
Additional resources about the objective
- CDC. Revised surveillance case definitions for HIV infection among adults, adolescents, and children aged
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Surveillance Report, 2008; vol. 20. Published May 2010.
- 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.