What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the current prevalence (number of known existing cases) of HIV infection per 100,000 population (NOTE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that HIV prevalence is about 20% greater than what is actually reported, because many people are not aware that they have been infected).

Why is this indicator important?

While there have been great strides in the prevention of HIV transmission and care of HIV infection and AIDS since AIDS was first recognized in 1981, the impact of HIV and AIDS on American communities is still substantial.

About the data

Community: Indiana

Reference: U.S.

Goal: No goal has been developed

Measurement Period: 2014

Category: Infectious Diseases

Community Source: Indiana State Department of Health, Division of HIV and STD

Reference Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Estimates