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WASHINGTON -- Every 10 years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) leverages scientific insights and lessons learned from the past decade, along with new knowledge of current data, trends and innovations.
The recently issued “Healthy People 2020” report assesses major risks to health and wellness, changes public health priorities and focuses on emerging issues related to our nation's health preparedness and prevention.
The HIV objectives for 2020 listed in “Healthy People 2010” are as follows:
1: Reduce acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) among adults and adolescents.
2: Reduce the number of new AIDS cases among adolescent and adult men who have sex with men.
3: Reduce the number of new AIDS cases among adolescents and adults who inject drugs.
4: (Developmental) Reduce the number of new cases of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) diagnosed among adults and adolescents.
5: Increase the proportion of substance abuse treatment facilities that offer HIV/AIDS education, counseling and support.
6: Increase the proportion of adults with tuberculosis (TB) who have been tested for HIV.
7: Reduce deaths from HIV infection.
8: (Developmental) Increase the proportion of new HIV infections diagnosed before progression to AIDS.
9: Increase the proportion of persons surviving more than 3 years after a diagnosis with AIDS.
10: Reduce the number of new cases of perinatally acquired HIV/AIDS diagnosed each year and perinatally acquired AIDS.
Objectives Retained But Modified From Healthy People 2010
11: Increase the proportion of sexually active persons who use condoms.
12: Increase the proportion of HIV-infected persons who know they are infected.
Objectives New to Healthy People 2020
13: Reduce the number of new AIDS cases among adolescent and adult heterosexuals.
14: Increase the proportion of adults and adolescents who have been tested for HIV in the past 12 months.
15: Increase the percentage of HIV-infected adolescents and adults who receive HIV care and treatment consistent with current standards.
16: Reduce the rate of HIV transmission among adults and adolescents.
17: Reduce HIV incidence among adults and adolescents.
For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services online.