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STD-10 Data Details

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STD-10 Reduce the proportion of young adults with genital herpes infection due to herpes simplex type 2

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
10.5 (2005–08)
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement

Number of persons aged 20 to 29 years who test positive for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)


Number of persons aged 20 to 29 years

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

    This measure tracks the proportion of persons aged 20 to 29 years with a positive laboratory test result for herpes simplex virus, type 2, as measured by NHANES.


Additional resources about the objective

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Case definitions for infectious conditions under public health surveillance. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 46 (RR-10): 1997.