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Important Facts for HIV Care and Treatment

Definition

Percent of HIV-infected adolescents and adults who receive HIV care and treatment consistent with current standards

Numerator

Number of HIV-infected adolescents and adults who receive HIV care and treatment consistent with current standards

Denominator

Number of HIV-infected adolescents and adults

Why Is This Important?

Although there is no cure for HIV infection, there are treatment options that can help people living with HIV experience long and productive lives.[http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/livingwithhiv/treatment.html ^1^]

Healthy People Objective: Increase the proportion of HIV-infected adolescents and adults who receive HIV care and treatment consistent with current standards

U.S. Target: Archived and replaced with HIV indicators that reflect scientific advances related to the HIV care continuum.
State Target: 65 percent

Other Objectives

'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective HIV-2''': Increase the proportion of HIV-infected adolescents and adults who receive HIV care and treatment consistent with current standards to 65% among the total population, 67% among Whites and Blacks, and 60% among Hispanics.

How Are We Doing?

The Healthy New Jersey 2020 target for Hispanics was achieved in 2018.

Health Program Information

NJDOH HIV Care and Support Services: [http://nj.gov/health/hivstdtb/hiv-aids/]
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