Indicators to Monitor Progress

Ending the HIV Epidemic: Indicators to Monitor Progress

The Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States (EHE) initiative aims to reduce new HIV infections by 90% by 2030. The initiative includes four pillars: DIAGNOSE, TREAT, PREVENT, and RESPOND. For each pillar, the EHE initiative scales up science-based strategies that can end the epidemic.

Annual HIV Infections in the U.S. 2015–2019*

Annual HIV Infections in the U.S. 2015–2019
New HIV infections fell 8 percent from 2015-2019
Diagnose All People with HIV as Early as Possible

Total Number of HIV Diagnoses in 2019: 36,801**

87% of the estimated 1.2 million people with HIV in the U.S. know their status.*

Percentage of HIV Diagnoses by Region, 2019

The percentage of HIV diagnosis by region: West 20 percent, Midwest 13 percent, South 52 percent, Northeast 14 percent
Treat People with HIV Rapidly and Effectively to Reach Sustained Viral Suppression

1 in 4 people with HIV are not receiving needed HIV care.

Linkage to Care by Race/Ethnicity, 2019

Linkage to Care by Race/Ethnicity


Viral Suppression by Race/Ethnicity, 2019

Viral Suppression by Race/Ethnicity
Prevent New HIV Transmissions by Using Proven Interventions, Including Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Syringe Service
About 25 percent who could benefit from PrEP are prescribed it. More than 1.2 million people could benefit from PrEP.
Respond Quickly to Rapid HIV Transmission
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CDC works to ensure that all jurisdictions have the capacity to quickly identify, investigate, and respond to potential HIV outbreaks.

CDC uses six HIV indicators to monitor progress toward Ending the HIV Epidemic goals:

Incidence  Reduce new infections by 75 percent by 2025.
Diagnoses  Reduce new HIV diagnoses by 75 percent by 2025.
Knowledge of Status  Increase the percentage of people who have knowledge of their status to 95 percent by 2025.
PrEP Coverage  Increase PrEP coverage to 50 percent by 2025
Linkage to Care  Link 95 percent of people newly diagnosed with HIV to care by 2025.
Viral Suppression:  Increase viral suppression among people with diagnosed HIV to 95 percent by 2025.

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Estimated HIV incidence and prevalence in the United States, 2015–2019. HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report 2021;26(No. 1). Published May 2021.
** Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Surveillance Report, 2019; vol. 32. Published May 2021. Note. Data from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 6 US dependent areas (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Republic of Palau, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
† Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Monitoring selected national HIV prevention and care objectives by using HIV surveillance data—United States and 6 dependent areas, 2019.
HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report 2021;26(No.2). Published May 2021. Note. Data from 44 states and the District of Columbia.
‡ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Core indicators for monitoring the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative (preliminary data): National HIV Surveillance System data reported through June 2021; and preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) data reported through March 2021. HIV Surveillance Data Tables 2021;2(No. 4).  Published October 2021.

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