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HIV-2 Reduce the number of new HIV infections among adolescents and adults

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): 
41,100 (2010)
Target-Setting Method: 
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
This objective is part of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the CDC, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategic Plan.

Number of new HIV infections among persons aged 13 and older during the calendar year.

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

    The HIV incidence surveillance component of the National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS) is population-based and conducted in 18 states and 3 cities (including the District of Columbia). National incidence estimates for the 50 states and DC are produced by determining the ratio of HIV incidence to HIV diagnosis in the incidence areas and extrapolating to an incidence estimate for non-incidence areas. This produces a national estimate of HIV incidence among persons 13 years of age and over. Data are based on the CDC adult HIV/AIDS confidential case report, Form 50.42A, Rev. 3/2007, and extended back-calculation methods. Confidence intervals reflect random variability affecting model uncertainty but may not reflect model-assumption uncertainty; thus, they should be interpreted with caution.

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 moved to measurable in 2013. The baseline was revised in 2019 from 48,600 people (2006) to 41,800 (2010) and the target was revised from 36,450 people to 31,400 due to a change in the methodology of this objective.