Reduce the number of new HIV infections — HIV‑01

Status: Little or no detectable change

Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
34,800 persons (2019)

3,000 persons

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

37,000 persons aged 13 years and over were newly infected with HIV in 2017

Reduce the number of new HIV infections among adolescents and adults

Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws


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. People with HIV who take their medication as prescribed and get the virus under control can live long, healthy lives and have effectively no risk of transmitting HIV to a sexual partner. People who don’t have HIV can take PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) to prevent them from getting HIV.

Workgroup: HIV Workgroup