Percentage of People Living with HIV Who Know They are Infected

Testing is critical to link people with HIV to medical care and support so that they can live healthier lives. People who are unaware of their infection are 3.5 times more likely to transmit HIV than people who are aware of their infection.

Data Source: HIV Surveillance System

Metrics Calculation

HIV prevalence and percentage diagnosed are estimated from cumulative HIV incidence using an extended back-calculation model (using both HIV and AIDS data, the time of first diagnosis with HIV, and disease severity at diagnosis) and estimated cumulative deaths.

 

Numerator: The number of those persons who are aware of their infection status. Estimates are based on diagnoses of HIV and AIDS from surveillance data.

Denominator: The number of persons infected with HIV.

Additional Information

Inclusion Criteria: HIV-infected persons only; adults/adolescents only (age 13 years and older).

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Percentage of People Living with HIV Who Know They are Infected

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Percentage of People Living with HIV Who Know They are Infected by Sex

Measure 21 : Proportion of People Living with HIV Who Know Their Serostatus | Sex

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Percentage of People Living with HIV Who Know They are Infected by Sex and Transmission Category

Measure 21 : Proportion of People Living with HIV Who Know Their Serostatus | Sex and Transmission Category

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Percentage of People Living with HIV Who Know They are Infected by Age

Measure 21 : Proportion of People Living with HIV Who Know They Are Infected | Age

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Percentage of People Living with HIV Who Know They are Infected by Race and Ethnicity

Measure 21 : Proportion of People Living with HIV Who Know They Are Infected | Race and Ethnicity

For more information on how race and ethnicity was defined, please see the Glossary under Help.