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Important Facts for HIV Transmission Rate

Definition

The rate of HIV transmission among adolescents and adults per 100,000 population

Numerator

Number of new HIV infections among persons aged 13 years and over

Denominator

Total number of persons aged 13 years and over in the population

Why Is This Important?

In the United States, HIV is spread mainly by having sex with or sharing drug injection equipment with someone who is infected with HIV. HIV cannot be spread by casual contact such as hugging or shaking hands.[http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/index.html ^1^]

Other Objectives

'''Revised Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective HIV-1''': Reduce the rate of HIV transmission among adolescents (aged 13+) and adults per 100,000 population to 12.5 for the total population, 2.7 among Whites, 42.6 among Blacks, 18.6 among Hispanics, and 2.3 among all other racial/ethnic groups. '''Original Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective HIV-1''': Reduce the rate of HIV transmission among adolescents (aged 13+) and adults per 100,000 population to 12.5 for the total population, 3.6 among Whites, 52.2 among Blacks, and 18.6 among Hispanics.

How Are We Doing?

The revised Healthy New Jersey 2020 target for the Black population was achieved in 2016.

Health Program Information

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