Glossary

Learn more about the terminology used in the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative.

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Cumulative Quarterly Data

Data presented cumulatively by quarter are always preliminary and are presented for a data year. For example, Q2 2020 data includes Q1 2020 and Q2 2020. Cumulative quarterly data allow the user to compare current results to a target to determine where a jurisdiction is and how much farther the jurisdiction needs to go. Additionally, cumulative quarterly data provide the most accurate data available which would include any updating that occurs as data are reported.