Status: Baseline only
Reduce the rate of newly diagnosed perinatally acquired HIV infections
Baseline: 1.3 perinatally acquired HIV infections per 100,000 live births occurred in 2015
Target: 0.9 perinatally acquired HIV infections per 100,000 live births
Data Source: National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS), CDC/NCHHSTP
Each year, thousands of women with HIV give birth in the United States. Women with HIV can pass the infection to their child during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and breastfeeding. Increasing HIV testing in pregnant women and women planning to get pregnant can help reduce the rate of HIV infection in infants. Retesting pregnant women during the third trimester in areas where HIV among women is more common can also help protect infants. In addition, making sure women who have HIV get treatment can help prevent HIV in infants.
Workgroup: HIV Workgroup