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HIV-20 Data Details

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HIV-20 Increase the percentage of newly diagnosed persons with diagnosed HIV infection who are retained in continuous HIV medical care

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: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
54.7 (2010)
Target: 
90.0
Target-Setting Method: 
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies and laws.
Numerator: 

Number of persons aged >13 years with diagnosed HIV infection who had two care visits that were at least 90 days apart during the calendar year, as measured by documented test results for CD4 count or viral load

Denominator: 

Number of persons aged >13 years with HIV infection diagnosed by previous year-end and alive at year-end

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

    Retention in continuous HIV medical care was mea¬sured by documentation of ≥2 CD4 or viral load tests performed ≥3 months apart during 2013 among persons who were alive through the end of 2013.

Caveats and Limitations: 
The number of states with data included for this indicator is limited and the states included for analysis may vary from year to year. However, the number of states contributing data is expected to increase over time as more will have complete reporting of CD4 and viral load test results to CDC. The use of a laboratory test result (CD4 or viral load) as a proxy for a care visit has some limitations and may result in over- or underestimation of care visits.
Trend Issues: 
Data for this indicator are limited to jurisdictions with complete reporting of CD4 and viral load test results to CDC. The number of jurisdictions meeting these criteria each year are as follows: 2010—19 jurisdictions; 2011—18 jurisdictions; 2012—28 jurisdictions; 2013—33 jurisdictions. Data from these 33 jurisdictions represent 69.5% of all persons aged >13 years living with diagnosed HIV infection at year-end 2013. The indicator is calculated among people whose most recent known address is in these jurisdictions and are alive as of the end of the specified year regardless of where infection was diagnosed.

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 added in 2013. In 2017, objective was moved from developmental to measurable and the objective statement was revised.