The report entitled Monitoring Selected National HIV Prevention and Care Objectives by Using HIV Surveillance Data—United States and 6 Dependent Areas—2012. According to the report, at the end of 2011, an estimated 1, 201,100 persons aged ?13 years were living with HIV infection, including 168,300 (14.0%) persons whose infections had not been diagnosed; the prevalence rate in the United States was 464.3 per 100,000 population. From 2007 through 2011, the estimated number of persons living with HIV infection in the United States increased 7.2%.
The data comprising the latest Monitoring Report served as a source for the 2014 Vital Signs publication released last month on the HIV care continuum. Estimated data on overall HIV prevalence were used as the denominator for calculating percentages for continuum outcomes on HIV diagnosis, receipt of HIV medical care, antiretroviral therapy (ART) prescription, and viral suppression; linkage to care was also calculated for persons diagnosed in 2011
CDC tracks the nation’s progress along the care continuum to help gauge advancement towards national HIV prevention goals and direct HIV prevention resources most effectively. CDC currently uses two different approaches to monitor the HIV care continuum: one based on the total number of people living with HIV (HIV prevalence) and one based on the number of people living with HIV who have been diagnosed. Both are needed to monitor the nation’s progress and identify key HIV prevention and care needs. Please see the links below to review the full report or the fact sheet.