Data Methods & Resources
Learn more about Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. by exploring the data methods.
Data and information gathered from AHEAD can be cited in the following manner, using the American Psychological Association (APA) format.
U.S. Health and Human Services. (2019, August 18). America’s HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard (AHEAD). Retrieved from https://ahead.hiv.gov
The HIV data presented on this site are from the National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS), managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). NHSS is the primary source for monitoring HIV trends in the United States. The CDC funds and assists state and local health departments to collect the information. States and local jurisdictions, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, have laws or regulations that require confidential reporting by name for adults and adolescents.
Learn more about the terminology used in the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative. Click on a term to view its definition.