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Health Indicator Report of New HIV/AIDS Diagnoses

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.
In 2019, the risk factors among males and females proved different. Among males, more than half of newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases were among men who have sex with men (MSM) whereas among females, nearly two thirds of newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases were attributed to other/unknown adult risk factors. More new diagnoses attributed to people who inject drugs (PWID) were observed among males compared to females. Approximately one third of newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases among females were also attributed to heterosexual contact.

Notes

**Number is too small to report; statistically unstable.

Data Source

Enhanced HIV/AIDS Reporting System (eHARS); Division of HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB Services; New Jersey Department of Health; [http://nj.gov/health/hivstdtb/hiv-aids/]

Definition

Number of newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases belonging to a certain subpopulation

Numerator

Number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV/AIDS in each subpopulation

Denominator

Total number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV/AIDS
Page Content Updated On 07/29/2021, Published on 07/29/2021
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