Facts About HIV/AIDS in San Francisco

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San Francisco has an estimated 15,979 people living with HIV.  In 2014, there were 302 newly diagnosed HIV cases, a decrease in number from recent years.

86% of new HIV diagnoses are among gay and bisexual men. In the past five years, the proportion of Latinos ( 27% in 2014) and Asian/Pacific Islanders ( 13% in 2014) who make up new HIV diagnoses has increased.   African-Americans are disproportionately represented among new HIV infections, with 11% of new diagnoses among African-Americans in 2014, while only 6% of San Francisco’s population is African-American.  Survival after AIDS diagnosis is worse for African-Americans than for other racial/ethnic groups.

The proportion of new diagnoses among people ages 25 to 29 years dropped from 21% to 17% between 2013 and 2014.  In 2014, more than 58% of those living with HIV in San Francisco were over fifty years old.

On average, 62% of people newly diagnosed with HIV achieve viral suppression within a year of diagnosis in San Francisco.  Among all people living with HIV—whether diagnosed or not—60% have their virus under control (are virally suppressed) compared to 30% nationally.

(Statistics and graphic from SF AIDS Foundation: http://sfaf.org/hiv-info/statistics/)