About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 383 cases of primary and secondary syphilis per 100,000 men who have sex with men were reported in 2017

Target: 392 cases of primary and secondary syphilis per 100,000 men

Numerator
Number of reported cases of primary and secondary syphilis among men who have sex with men.
Denominator
Estimated number of men who have sex with men.
Target-setting method

Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws

Target-setting method details
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Target-setting method justification
The target was selected to align with the 2030 target presented in the STI National Strategic Plan (STI Plan) for the indicator " Reduce P&S syphilis in MSM by 5% by 2025 and 15% by 2030." The STI Plan Indicators subcommittee, in consultation with HHS leadership, set quantitative targets to reduce the rising rates of STIs as a public health threat by 2030. The approach to setting the annual target for all indicators that monitor disease rates (e.g., rates of P&S syphilis) accounted for initial ramping up efforts, which would be slower. Thus, decreases in STI rates are expected to become more pronounced as the plan is implemented.

History

Comparable HP2020 objective
Modified, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 but underwent a change in measurement.
Changes between HP2020 and HP2030
This objective differs from the Healthy People 2020 objective STD-7.2 in that the Healthy People 2030 objective targets a subgroup of men (MSM) that was not included in the HP2020 population template