Welcome to the HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Division

The mission of the HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Division is to develop and evaluate interventions designed to reduce the spread of HIV and other blood-borne infections. The Division promotes the application of scientifically sound data in the development of public health policies designed to respond to the HIV epidemic.

 



In The News

Dear Colleague: Reflections on 40 Years of HIV

06/09/21

June 5, 2021 marks 40 years since the first official reporting, in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), of five cases describing what later became known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and what is now HIV Stage III. On this 40th anniversary, we remember the more than 32 million people who have died from HIV worldwide since the start of the global epidemic,…

Dear Colleague: CDC Releases New HIV Surveillance and Supplemental Surveillance Reports

05/27/21

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published three new reports using HIV surveillance data: Estimated HIV Incidence and Prevalence in the United States, 2015-2019; Monitoring Selected National HIV Prevention and Care Objectives by Using HIV Surveillance Data-United States and 6 Dependent Areas, 2019; and Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2019. To improve data interpretation and utility,…

Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2019

05/27/21

The annual surveillance report, published by CDC, summarizes information about diagnosed HIV infection in the United States and dependent areas. HIV surveillance data are used by CDC's public health partners in other federal agencies, health departments, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and the general public to help focus prevention efforts; plan services; allocate resources; develop policy; detect, monitor, and intervene in HIV clusters; and monitor trends…

Estimated HIV Incidence and Prevalence in the United States, 2015-2019

05/27/21

This report examines estimates of (1) HIV incidence, (2) prevalence (persons living with diagnosed or undiagnosed HIV infection), and (3) percentage of diagnosed infections among persons living with HIV (percentage of persons living with HIV who are aware of their infection) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico for persons aged greater than or equal to 13 years. Numbers of persons…

Monitoring Selected National HIV Prevention and Care Objectives by Using HIV Surveillance Data-United States and 6 Dependent Areas, 2019

05/27/21

This report complements the HIV Surveillance Report and presents the results of focused analyses of National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS) data to measure progress toward achieving national goals. Diagnoses of HIV infection, linkage to care, receipt of care, retention in care, and viral suppression are presented from jurisdictions that reported complete CD4 and viral load laboratory results to CDC.