Perinatal HIV Transmission
New York State

Number and rate of newborns with perinatal HIV transmission by year of delivery
New York State, 1997 - 2021


  • Data Source: NYS Department of Health BHAE, data as of March 2022. 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 2021, NYS has met the CDC definition of elimination of MTCT eight times: 2013, and 2015 through 2021. 2021 marks the first time that NYS has met the goal for seven consecutive years.