Data For Impact
CDC collects, analyses, interprets, and disseminates data and then develops resource materials that describe the HIV landscape in the United States, help stakeholders understand successes and gaps in HIV prevention and care, and ensure understanding of emerging trends.
HIV Prevention Profiles
The HIV prevention profiles highlight the current HIV prevention challenges, opportunities, and investments in select jurisdictions across the nation.
- Alabama pdf icon[PDF – 150 KB]
- Arizona pdf icon[PDF – 139 KB]
- Arkansas pdf icon[PDF – 151 KB]
- California pdf icon[PDF – 151 KB]
- District of Columbia pdf icon[PDF – 151 KB]
- Florida pdf icon[PDF – 151 KB]
- Georgia pdf icon[PDF – 151 KB]
- Illinois pdf icon[PDF – 152 KB]
- Indiana pdf icon[PDF – 137 KB]
- Kentucky pdf icon[PDF – 153 KB]
- Louisiana pdf icon[PDF – 151 KB]
- Maryland pdf icon[PDF – 151 KB]
- Massachusetts pdf icon[PDF – 152 KB]
- Michigan pdf icon[PDF – 153 KB]
- Mississippi pdf icon[PDF – 151 KB]
- Missouri pdf icon[PDF – 153 KB]
- Nevada pdf icon[PDF – 151 KB]
- New Jersey pdf icon[PDF – 152 KB]
- New York pdf icon[PDF – 151 KB]
- North Carolina pdf icon[PDF – 151 KB]
CDC’s HIV surveillance reports contain data on and analyses of select trends in HIV prevention and care. These trends include the rates of HIV diagnoses, the number of people with HIV, and the number of people who are receiving HIV medical care. CDC analyses also help to identify trends among key populations, especially those at increased risk of HIV infection.
Understanding HIV Indicators and Data
Thirteen indicators track national progress toward meeting the national goals outlined in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, 2020 (NHAS 2020). These data are used to inform national decisions about how to best prioritize and target available HIV prevention and care resources. States and localities can also use these national indicators with their data to track progress over time and identify where improvements are needed.
The HIV care continuum is a public health model that outlines the stages that people with HIV go through from diagnosis to achieving and maintaining viral suppression (a very low or undetectable amount of HIV in the body). Outcomes along the care continuum can vary by region and population; populations and regions with poor outcomes along the care continuum signal key gaps in prevention and care.
National HIV surveillance data are critical for tracking progress against HIV, targeting prevention efforts, and helping people with HIV get into care and treatment to remain healthy and prevent new infections. To use these data, it is critical to understand three related, but distinct, concepts: HIV diagnoses, incidence, and prevalence.
While all Americans are affected by the HIV epidemic, some populations bear an especially heavy burden and account for the largest numbers of HIV infections. Success in HIV prevention can only be achieved by addressing these disparities and working to achieve health equity.
- HIV and Transgender Communities pdf icon[PDF – 675 KB]
- Infographic: HIV Infection Risk, Prevention, and Testing Behaviors Among Men Who Have Sex With Men, National HIV Behavioral Surveillance, 2017 pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]
- Infographic: HIV Infection, Risk, & Prevention among Persons Who Inject Drugs (PWID) – National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS), 20 U.S. Cities 2015 pdf icon[PDF – 533 KB]
- Infographic: HIV Infection Risk, Prevention, and Testing Behaviors Among Persons Who Inject Drugs, National HIV Behavioral Surveillance 2018 pdf icon[PDF – 316 KB]