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- Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, 60 million people have contracted HIV and 30 million have died of AIDS-related causes
- Currently, there are 34 million people living with HIV worldwide and 1.2 million living with HIV in the U.S.
- Every day about 7,000 people contract HIV – nearly 300 people every hour
- In 2011, 1.7 million people died from AIDS worldwide
- California ranks second in the nation in cumulative AIDS cases, surpassed only by New York
- More than 190,000 Californians have contracted HIV/AIDS and more than 86,000 have died since the epidemic began in the early 1980s
- There are up to 7,000 new HIV infections in California every year
- 76% of all HIV/AIDS cases in California occur among gay men, far exceeding the 53% nationally
- In California, men make up 86% and women account for 13% of all HIV cases
- Of all HIV cases in California, whites account for 48% followed by Hispanics at 28% and African-Americans at 19%.
- More than two-thirds of all Californians living with HIV reside in Los Angeles County and the San Francisco Bay Area
- Since the beginning of the epidemic a total of 28,793 San Francisco residents have been diagnosed with AIDS, which comprises 18% of California AIDS cases and 3% of cases reported nationally
- In San Francisco, there are currently 18,576 people living with HIV
- An estimated 800-1,000 people will become infected with HIV this year in San Francisco
- 90% of new HIV infections in San Francisco are among gay men
- HIV/AIDS is the #1 cause of death for African-American women ages 25-34
Figures courtesy of UNAIDS, the CDC & SF Deparment of Public Health
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