HIV Report Shows Continued Declines in San Francisco, California
July 31, 2008
Continuing a trend first noted in 2003, the number of San Francisco residents newly diagnosed with HIV declined again last year, according to a new report from the city's Department of Public Health. AIDS cases decreased as well, though AIDS deaths held steady.
The total count of city patients with HIV/AIDS is 15,470 -- significantly lower than the city's 2006 consensus estimate of 18,735 people. The report's authors believe this discrepancy is due to still-incomplete figures and the fact that many persons with HIV are unaware of their infection or are not in treatment.
To access the full report, visit www.sfdph.org/dph/files/reports/RptsHIVAIDS/HIVAIDAnnlRpt2007.pdf.
Bay Area Reporter
07.31.2008; Matthew S. Bajko
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.