Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of persons who know their HIV status
Baseline: 85.8 percent of persons aged 13 years and over living with HIV were aware of their HIV infection in 2017
Target: 95.0 percent
Data Source: National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS), CDC/NCHHSTP
People are most likely to get HIV from people who don’t know they have it, people who know they have it but aren’t getting treatment, or people getting care for HIV who don’t have it under control. Testing everyone ages 13 to 64 years for HIV at least once in their lifetime — and testing people at high risk for HIV at least once a year — can lead to early diagnosis and treatment.
Workgroup: HIV Workgroup