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HIV-13 Increase the proportion of persons living with HIV who know their serostatus

Leading Health Indicators are a subset of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues.

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
National HIV Surveillance System
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
82.8 (2010)
Target-Setting Method: 
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
The 25-percent improvement is consistent with the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which established a baseline.

Number of HIV infected persons aged 13 years and over who are aware of their HIV infection


Number of persons aged 13 and over living with HIV

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Data Collection Frequency: 
Leading Health Indicator:
Methodology Notes: 

    Data are based on the CDC adult HIV/AIDS confidential case report, Form 50.42A, Rev. 3/2007, and extended back-calculation methods.
    The HIV case definition used by the HIV Surveillance system is provided by CDC. Data are adjusted for reporting delays. National HIV prevalence and the proportion of persons who are aware of their infection is estimated through extended back-calculation.

    Estimated numbers of persons living with HIV infection are as of the end of the given year. Estimates were derived by using extended back-calculation on HIV and AIDS data for persons aged 13 years and older at diagnosis from 46 states that have had confidential name-based HIV infection reporting since at least January 2007 and on AIDS data from 5 areas (Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont, and the District of Columbia).

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020: 
Healthy People 2010 objective 13-07 was deleted at the Healthy People 2010 Midcourse Review due to the lack of a national data source. It was reinstated as a measurable objective for Healthy People 2020 when a data source was identified.

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 baseline was revised in 2019 from 83.1 percent of persons aged 13 years and older living with HIV who were aware of their HIV infection (2010) to 82.8 percent due to recalcuation of estimates that occur on an annual basis.


Additional resources about the objective

  1. CDC. Revised surveillance case definitions for HIV infection among adults, adolescents, and children aged
  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.