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HIV-8.1 Data Details

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HIV-8.1 Reduce newly diagnosed perinatally acquired HIV cases

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): 
253 (2008)
Target-Setting Method: 
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
25% improvement is consistent with the targets set in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategic Plan.

Number of new perinatally acquired HIV diagnoses

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Data Collection Frequency: 
Methodology Notes: 

    Data are based on the CDC adult HIV/AIDS confidential case report, Form 50.42A, Rev. 3/2007.

    Estimated numbers are the result of statistical adjustment that account for reporting delays, but not for incomplete reporting. Data are for Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and White persons with a diagnosis of HIV infection regardless of stage of disease at diagnosis.

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. In 2015, the baseline was revised from 268 to 255. The target was adjusted from 201 to 191 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.


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.