Health Indicator Report of HIV Transmission Rate
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^]
Notes** Separate data not available for Asians. Data for White and Black do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. eHARS data as of 12/31/18.
Data SourceDivision of HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB Services, New Jersey Department of Health, [http://nj.gov/health/hivstdtb/hiv-aids/]
DefinitionThe rate of HIV transmission among adolescents and adults per 100,000 population
NumeratorNumber of new HIV infections among persons aged 13 years and over
DenominatorTotal number of persons aged 13 years and over in the population
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.
Available ServicesNJDOH AIDS/HIV/STD Hotline: 800-624-2377
Health Program InformationNJDOH HIV Care and Support Services: [http://nj.gov/health/hivstdtb/hiv-aids/]
Page Content Updated On 08/16/2019, Published on 08/16/2019