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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?

Most people who get HIV get it through anal or vaginal sex, or sharing needles, syringes, or other drug injection equipment. However, there are tools to help prevent HIV transmission.[https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.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 Healthy New Jersey original and revised targets for the total population and for Blacks were achieved.

Health Program Information

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