Diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States and dependent areas, 2015
Published Date:November 2016
Corporate Authors:National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (U.S.). Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.
Series:HIV surveillance report ; v. 27
Description:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collects, analyzes, and disseminates surveil- lance data on HIV infection; these data are one of the nation’s primary sources of information on HIV in the United States. The annual surveillance report, pub- lished by the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, sum- marizes information about diagnosed HIV infection in the United States and dependent areas. HIV surveil- lance data are used by CDC’s public health partners in other federal agencies, health departments, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and the general public to help focus prevention efforts, plan services, allocate resources, develop policy, and monitor trends in HIV infection.
Numbers and rates of diagnoses of HIV infection during 2010–2014 and preliminary numbers for 2015 are based on data from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 6 U.S. dependent areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Palau, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
During 2010–2014, the annual number and rate of diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States decreased. Numbers and rates of diagnoses of HIV infection increased in some subgroups and decreased in others. Variations in trends among groups are expected and may be due to differences in testing behaviors, targeted HIV testing initiatives, or changes in the numbers of new HIV infections in some subgroups.
The HIV Surveillance Report is published annually by the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia.
Data are presented for diagnoses of HIV infection reported to CDC through June 2016.
Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Surveillance Report, 2015; vol. 27. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/reports/hiv-surveillance.html. Published November 2016. Accessed [date].
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