DefinitionNumber of newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases belonging to a certain subpopulation
NumeratorNumber of newly diagnosed cases of HIV/AIDS in each subpopulation
DenominatorTotal number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV/AIDS
Why Is This Important?HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body's immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Currently, there is no effective cure. However, with proper medical care HIV can be controlled. People with HIV who get effective HIV treatment can live long, healthy lives and protect their partners.