San Francisco is working toward a bold goal: to reach zero new infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, and zero HIV stigma. New data, released today, show that the city is making significant progress toward its goals.
The number of new HIV infections diagnosed in San Francisco hit an all-time low in 2015, with a total of 255 infections, according to the 2015 HIV Epidemiology Annual Report published today by the San Francisco Department of Public Health. According to the most recent HIV Semi-Annual Surveillance report, with data through the first half of 2016, there have been a total of 99 infections diagnosed so far this year.
The number of people diagnosed in 2015 shows a 17% decrease from the number of people diagnosed in 2014, when there were 308 infections. It is also a 34% decrease from 2013, when there were 385 infections, and a 44% decrease from 2012, when there were 454 infections. In 2015, 79% of all new HIV infections in men were among men who have sex with men.