BOX 1-1
National HIV/AIDS Strategy Action Steps and Targets

Reducing New HIV Infections

Action Steps

  • Intensify HIV prevention efforts in communities where HIV is most heavily concentrated.
  • Expand targeted efforts to prevent HIV infection using a combination of effective, evidence-based approaches.
  • Educate all Americans about the threat of HIV and how to prevent it.

Targets By 2015,

  • lower the annual number of new infections by 25 percent.
  • reduce the HIV transmission rate, which is a measure of annual transmissions in relation to the number of people living with HIV, by 30 percent.
  • increase from 79 to 90 percent the percentage of people living with HIV who know their serostatus.

Increasing Access to Care and Improving Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV

Action Steps

  • Establish a seamless system to immediately link people to continuous and coordinated quality care when they are diagnosed with HIV.
  • Take deliberate steps to increase the number and diversity of available
  • providers of clinical care and related services for people living with HIV. • Support people living with HIV with co-occurring health conditions and those who have challenges meeting their basic needs, such as housing.

Targets By 2015,

  • increase the proportion of newly diagnosed patients linked to clinical care within 3 months of their HIV diagnosis from 65 to 85 percent.

policy, housing policy, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, biostatistics, epidemiology, health disparities, and biomedical informatics (see the Appendix, Biographical Sketches of Committee Members).

The committee, which was given a two-part statement of task (Box 1-2), released its first report, Monitoring HIV Care in the United States: Indicators and Data Systems, in March 2012 (IOM, 2012). Responding to the first part of the committee’s statement of task, the report identifies core and additional indicators related to continuous clinical HIV care and access



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