Status: Baseline only
Most Recent Data:
37,000 persons (2017)
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
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. 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