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HIV-19 Increase the percentage of persons with newly diagnosed HIV infection linked to HIV medical care (had a routine HIV medical visit) within one month of their HIV diagnosis

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: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
70.2 (2010)
Target: 
85.0
Target-Setting Method: 
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Numerator: 

Number of persons aged ≥13 years with newly diagnosed HIV infection during the calendar year who were linked to care within one month of their diagnosis date as measured by a documented test result for a CD4 count or viral load

Denominator: 

Number of persons aged ≥13 years with newly diagnosed HIV infection during the calendar year

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

    Linkage to HIV medical care within 1 month after HIV diagnosis was measured by documentation of ≥1 CD4 (count or percentage) or viral load tests performed ≤1 month after HIV diagnosis, including tests performed on the same date as the date of diagnosis.

Caveats and Limitations: 
The number of states contributing data is expected to increase over time as more will have complete reporting of CD4 and viral load test results to CDC. The use of a laboratory test result (CD4 or viral load) as a proxy for a care visit has some limitations and may result in over- or underestimation of care visits.
Trend Issues: 
The number of states included for analysis may vary from year to year. Data for this indicator are limited to jurisdictions with complete reporting of CD4 and viral load test results to CDC. The number of jurisdictions meeting these criteria each year are as follows: 2010—14 jurisdictions; 2011—19 jurisdictions; 2012—18 jurisdictions; 2013—28 jurisdictions; 2014—33 jurisdictions.

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 2013. In 2017, this objective was moved from developmental to measurable and tracked linkage to HIV medical care within one month of HIV diagnosis in lieu of HIV medical care within 3 months of HIV diagnosis.