CDC has currently implemented three indicators to monitor the progress
towards achieving Goal 1. The first indicator is “the percentage of students in
9th through 12th grade who report that they have never had sexual intercourse;
or, if they have had sexual intercourse, not in the past month; or, who have had
sexual intercourse in the past 3 months and used a condom.” The most recent data
for this indicator from 2003 showed that 87.5% of 9-12th graders had never had
sexual intercourse; 12.3% had sex, but not in the past month, and 21.3% had sex
in the past 3 months but used a condom.
The second indicator is “among persons diagnosed with HIV infection for >12
months and interviewed in the Supplement to HIV/AIDS Surveillance (SHAS)
project, the percentage who did not use a condom at last vaginal/anal sex when
the status of the partner was unknown.” The most recent data for this indicator
from 2004 showed 13.4% of HIV-infected persons did not use a condom at last sex
with their partner of unknown status.
The third indicator is “among persons diagnosed with HIV infection >12 months
and interviewed in SHAS, the percent of injection drug users (IDUs) who shared a
needle or syringe with someone in the past 12 months.” The most recent data for
this indicator from 2004 showed that 7% of HIV-infected persons shared needles.
Go to Goal 1 Performance Indicators (5, 6, & 7)