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Indicator NameAdults (ages 15-49) newly infected with HIV
Long definitionNumber of adults (ages 15-49) newly infected with HIV.
SourceUNAIDS estimates.
TopicHealth: Risk factors
Development relevanceDespite the existence of effective medications and treatment, HIV/AIDS is still a leading cause of death and public health threat in the world. Low and middle income countries continue to bear a disproportionate share of the global burden of HIV/AIDS. The incidence rate provides a measure of progress toward preventing onward transmission of HIV. Also, the identification of newly infected persons will allow for interventions to reduce the risk of HIV transmission.
General commentsThis indicator is related to Sustainable Development Goal 3.3.1 [].
License TypeCC BY-4.0