Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of persons aged 13 years and over with newly diagnosed HIV infection linked to HIV medical care within 1 month
Baseline: 77.8 percent of persons aged 13 years and older with newly diagnosed HIV infection were linked to HIV medical care within 1 month of HIV diagnosis in 2017
Target: 95.0 percent
Data Source: National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS), CDC/NCHHSTP
People with HIV who are linked to HIV medical care soon after they’re diagnosed can start getting treatment earlier. If they take their medication as prescribed, they’re more likely to be able to control the virus, live long and healthy lives, and have effectively no risk of passing HIV to sexual partners.
Workgroup: HIV Workgroup