About the National Data
Data Source: National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS), CDC/NCHHSTP
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
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Linkage to HIV medical care within 1 month after HIV diagnosis was measured by documentation of ≥1 CD4 (count or percentage) or viral load tests performed ≤1 month after HIV diagnosis, including tests performed on the same date as the date of diagnosis. The number of states included for analysis may vary from year to year. Data for this indicator are limited to jurisdictions with complete reporting of CD4 and viral load test results to CDC. Forty-two (42) jurisdictions met criteria in 2017. Data from the 42 jurisdictions represent 89% of all persons >13 years living with diagnosed HIV infection at year-end 2016 in the United States and are therefore not representative of data on all persons living with diagnosed HIV infection in the United States.