The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has identified HIV as a critical health priority for the nation, AIDS.gov reports. "Persons living with HIV who know their serostatus" has been added to the Healthy People 2020 initiative's list of Leading Health Indicators. The Healthy People 2020 program aims to improve U.S. public health by gathering data and increasing public awareness as well as by helping motivate and coordinate individuals, communities and policymakers.

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