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Los Angeles County

Epidemiological Overview

HIV Prevention Plan

From the March 2013 HIV/AIDS Annual Surveillance Report (as of the end of 2012):

1,880 HIV Cases Diagnosed in 2011

45,474 People living with HIV/AIDS


People living with HIV AIDS
88% male
11% female
1% transgender

43% Hispanic
33% White
20% Black
3% Asian, Pacific Islander
<1% American Indian/Alaska Native

Exposure Category
75% men who have sex with men
<1% other/ undetermined
11% heterosexual contact
7% men who have sex with men/injection drug use
6% injection drug use
<1% hemophilia/transfusions
<1% mother with/at-risk for HIV

(Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding.)


Download the Los Angeles County Five-Year Comprehensive HIV Plan (2013-2017).

This Plan is Los Angeles County’s (LAC) first fully integrated HIV plan that addresses the full continuum of services from prevention and testing to linkage to care, treatment, and retention of persons living with HIV, including AIDS (PLWH). The plan itself is the result of more than a year-long community planning effort involving members from the LAC HIV Prevention Planning Committee (PPC), Commissioners from the Commission on HIV (Commission) (the local Ryan White planning council), staff of the LAC Department of Public Health Division of HIV and STD Programs (DHSP), and interested stakeholders from the community, including PLWH. This plan outlines the extent of LAC’s local HIV epidemic and describes the communities who are most impacted. It also describes the scope of HIV services currently available across LAC’s continuum, identifies key barriers to accessing services, as well as identified gaps. This detail provides the foundation for LAC’s action plan, including how the County will measure its success in achieving stated goals and objectives.

HIV Prevention Planning Body

Health Department

The Los Angeles County Commission on HIV reflects the thoughts, views and actions of approximately 50 dedicated individuals who represent different Los Angeles County communities, people with HIV, providers serving them, public health interests and other perspectives impacted by this devastating epidemic. Because it is the primary community advisory mechanism on HIV-related matters to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Commissioners are appointed by the Board and originate from all sectors, geographies and populations of the County.

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Division of HIV and STD Prorgams (DHSP). DHSP directs the HIV/AIDS and STD response in
Los Angeles County.

Phone: 213-351-8000
Email: aids@ph.lacounty.org

Local Prevention Partners

HIV & STI Testing Sites

Click here to find HIV prevention services in Los Angeles County.

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health offers free or low-cost HIV/STD testing and treatment. For a list of local facilities, call the HIV/AIDS hotline number (1-800-367- AIDS) or click here.

Homegrown Interventions

Key Links

Getting Off is an eight-week, 24-session intervention designed specifically to reduce crystal methamphetamine (meth) use and high-risk sex behaviors among gay men.

The NIA Project is a locally developed intervention coordinated by In The Meantime and which fills a gap in services by providing a program that specifically targets African-American gay-identified men.



Los Angeles County Commission on HIV

Division of HIV and STD Programs (DHSP)

Washington, DC

HIV in the US and Urban America

Data and Surveillance

Expert Links

2011 Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services | Photos: See Change (www.see-change.com) and istockphoto.com (models for illustrative purposes).