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City and County of San Francisco

Epidemiological Overview

HIV Prevention Plan


From the San Francisco Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Annual Report 2012 (as of June 2013):

413 HIV cases diagnosed in 2012

15,705 people living with HIV/AIDS

People Living with HIV/AIDS
92% male
6% female

2% transgender
62% White
17% Latino
13% African American
5% Asian/Pacific Islander
2% Other/unknown
1% Native American

Exposure Category
73% men who have sex with men (MSM)
15% MSM/injection drug use
6% injection drug use
2% other/unidentified
3% heterosexual

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

 


Download the HIV Prevention Plans for the San Francisco Metropolitan Statistical Area

The San Francisco HIV Prevention Plan has been developed by the HIV Prevention Planning Council in partnership with the San Francisco Department of Public Health AIDS Office and lays out the framework for HIV prevention in San Francisco.

HIV Prevention Planning Body

Health Department


The San Francisco HIV Prevention Planning Council (HPPC) sets priorities for HIV prevention in San Francisco. Members of this group are from local communities, agencies and government, and they reflect San Francisco’s diverse population. The Council uses information about the local epidemic to decide which populations are in greatest need of HIV prevention services and to determine the best ways to meet those needs with the available resources. These decisions guide funding of programs and services by the San Francisco Department of Public Health HIV Prevention Section.Bylaws, Polices and Procedures.


HIV prevention programs are coordinated by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Community Health Promotion Branch, Population Health Division.

Phone: 415-437-6000

Local Prevention Partners

HIV & STI Testing Sites


Click here for organizations funded by the city to provide HIV prevention programs, services, and resources.


Nineteen San Francisco agencies participate in the HIV Counseling, Testing, and Linkage Network.

These agencies provide HIV counseling and testing services free of charge to people throughout the city. Services include written informed consent, pre-test counseling, and disclosure in person. Information on STD testing is available here.

Homegrown Interventions

Key Links


Jail-based Testing and Linkage to Care
This program offers HIV testing, linkage and engagement to care in jail-based drug treatment programs and outreach to substance users housed in intake housing units in San Francisco City and County jails.

L.I.F.E. Program®
L.I.F.E. Program® is a multi-week workshop developed in San Francisco that provides people living with HIV the motivation, skills, and emotional and practical support necessary to deal with life issues and improve their psychological, social, and physical health.


HIV Prevention Information, Research, Services and Resources for the City of San Francisco

San Francisco Department of Public Health, Community Programs, HIV Prevention Section

San Francisco HIV Prevention Planning Council (HPPC)

Washington, DC


HIV in the US and Urban America

Data and Surveillance

Expert Links


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