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HIV-6 Reduce new AIDS cases among adolescent and adult men who have sex with men

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: 
Baseline (Year): 
15,966 (2007)
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement

Number of AIDS cases among males 13 years and older who report sexual contact with other men (i.e., homosexual contact) and men who report sexual contact with both men and women (i.e., bisexual contact )

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes: 

    The AIDS case definition is provided by the CDC. The data are based on the CDC adult HIV/AIDS confidential case report, Form 50.42A, Rev. 3/2007.

    Estimated numbers resulted from statistical adjustment that accounted for reporting delays and missing risk-factor information, but not for incomplete reporting. Numerator does not include men who have sex with other men and inject drugs.

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 original baseline was revised from 16,749 to 15,966 due to reporting delays. The target was adjusted from 15,074 to 14,369 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method. In 2013, HIV-6 was archived with data because it is more important to focus on the earlier stages of HIV. AIDS is a less meaningful measurement because it takes a long time for HIV to advance to AIDS. AIDS measurements provide more information about what was happening with the epidemic in the past instead of what is happening now.


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.