AHEAD is “one tool” supporting and/or tracking the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE). AHEAD helps track the six EHE indicators in areas with the highest burden of HIV. It complements and serves as one of many important implementation elements of the EHE initiative and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. This interactive dashboard can be used to inform planning and is a starting place to explore other HIV data sources.
Ending the Epidemic with AHEAD
The availability of new data, such as quarterly data from the CDC on America’s HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard (AHEAD) addresses the need for reliable and up-to-date data so EHE priority areas can better coordinate responses to the epidemic at local levels.
What is the Purpose of the AHEAD Dashboard?
The U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS), through its Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP), developed a unique data visualization tool that displays the most up-to-date, standardized, HIV indicator data from the CDC along with progress data for the 50 U.S. states and EHE goals for each priority area. AHEAD affords stakeholders the opportunity to:
Measure national and local progress towards 2025 and 2030 goals
Identify and learn more about potential service gaps
Identify and monitor trends
Compares outcomes in other priority areas
Evaluate programmatic interventions
Inform community plans and grant applications
Stakeholders can also access data about the following demographics and transmission variables:
Mode of transmission
Sex at birth
AHEAD currently displays baseline data, progress data, and indicator targets for six indicators. Using 2017 baseline data for the HIV indicators, AHEAD will enable users to monitor progress towards meeting targets. Data are displayed for each of the Phase I EHE jurisdictions [48 counties, Washington, D.C. and San Juan, PR, which accounted for more than 50% of all U.S. HIV diagnoses in 2016 and 2017 as well as seven (primarily southern) states with high burdens of HIV in rural communities].