NYS Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission
Number and Rate of HIV Infected Infants by Year of Delivery, 1997 - 2020

Data Source: NYS Department of Health BHAE

  • Data as of June 2021. HIV screening of newborn infants was initiated in February 1997. Data for 1997 from February to December.
  • HIV transmission rate is per 100 exposed infants. Excludes infants with indeterminate status.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines “elimination” of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) according to two criteria: a transmission rate of less than one percent of exposed infants and less than one case of MTCT per 100,000 live births.
  • Based on data for 2020, NYS has met the CDC definition of elimination of MTCT seven times: 2013, and 2015 through 2020. 2020 marks the first time that NYS has met the goal for six consecutive years.

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