San Francisco Moves Toward Zero New HIV Infections with Help from UCSF

When San Francisco’s Getting to Zero collaboration first announced its mission to achieve zero new HIV infections, zero HIV-associated deaths and zero HIV stigma in San Francisco, the aims were considered a moonshot.

Three years later, these goals don’t seem so distant.

In 2016, new HIV diagnoses in San Francisco reached a record low: 223. This represents a 16 percent decrease from 2015, according to a recent report from the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH).

At the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1992, 2,332 new HIV diagnoses in San Francisco were reported.