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HIV-3 Reduce the rate of HIV transmission among adolescents and adults

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: 
per 100
Baseline (Year): 
4.6 (2006)
Target: 
3.5
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 2006 baseline.
Numerator: 

Number of new HIV infections among persons aged 13 years and over.

Denominator: 

Number of persons aged 13 years and over living with HIV infection (diagnosed and undiagnosed).

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

    The National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS) is the nation's source of timely information used to track the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The term HIV/AIDS is used to refer to 3 categories of diagnoses collectively: (1) a diagnosis of HIV infection (not AIDS), (2) a diagnosis of HIV infection and a later diagnosis of AIDS, and (3) concurrent diagnoses of HIV infection and AIDS. HIV/AIDS surveillance is conducted by health departments in each state or territory and the District of Columbia. Data are collected using standard confidential case reports and are reported to CDC without personal identifiers.

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 was revised from 5.0 to 4.6 new HIV infections per 100 persons aged 13+ years living with HIV infection due to reporting delays. The target of 3.5 new HIV infections among persons aged 13+ years living with HIV infection did not change because the target setting method is "Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws". In 2017, this objective was archived.