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Health Indicator Report of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH)

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.
Between 2010-2019, there was an increase in the number of men who have sex with men (MSM) living with HIV/AIDS as well as an increase in the number of people living with HIV/AIDS attributed to other/unknown adult risk factors. The number of people living with HIV/AIDS attributed to heterosexual contact also gradually increased. There was a decrease in the number of people living with HIV/AIDS attributed to persons who inject drugs (PWID). Men who have sex with men and who inject drugs (MSM+PWID), and pediatric exposure has remained stable.

Notes

Data represent the estimated number of people living with HIV or AIDS who have been diagnosed, reported to the state, and are not known to have died.

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 persons living with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS in a subpopulation

Numerator

Number of persons living with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS in a specific subpopulation

Denominator

Total number of persons living with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS
Page Content Updated On 07/29/2021, Published on 07/29/2021
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