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HIV-14.1 Data Details

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HIV-14.1 Increase the proportion of adolescents and adults who have ever been tested for HIV

About the Data

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

Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
66.9 (2006–10)
Target: 
73.6
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of persons aged 15 to 44 years who have ever had an HIV test

Denominator: 

Number of persons aged 15 to 44 years

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    Since March 1985, have you donated blood at the Red Cross, at a bloodmobile, at a blood drive, or at other blood banks?

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Don't know
    4. Refused

    Not counting tests you may have had as part of blood donations, have you ever been tested for HIV?

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Don't know
    4. Refused
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    Respondents were considered to have been tested for HIV, if they answered “yes” to either numerator question (“Since March 1985, have you donated blood at the Red Cross, at a bloodmobile, at a blood drive, or at other blood banks?” or “Not counting tests you may have had as part of blood donations, have you ever been tested for HIV?”). Persons who have donated blood since March 1985 are considered to have been tested for HIV as part of the blood donation process.

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: 
In 2013, the original baseline and baseline year were revised from 15.4 (2006-2008) to 17.2 (2006-2010) percent of persons aged 15 to 44 years who were tested for HIV within the past 12 months. The target was adjusted from 16.9 to 18.9 percent of persons aged 15 to 44 years who were tested for HIV within the past 12 months to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method. The objective title was revised in 2013 from "Increase the proportion of adolescents and adults who have been tested for HIV in the past 12 months" to "Increase the proportion of adolescents and adults who have ever been tested for HIV". Accordingly, the baseline was revised from 17.2 to 66.9. The target was adjusted from 18.9 to 73.6 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method. In 2019, this objective was archived.