DC CFAR Department of Health Releases Annual HIV/AIDS Epidemiology and Surveillance Report for Washington, DC

August 06, 2018

Each year, the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration (HAHSTA) releases its Annual Epidemiology & Surveillance Report to inform providers and engage meaningfully with the community. Key points taken from this year's surveillance update include:


  • Currently, 13,003 DC residents, or 1.9% of the population, are living with HIV. 
  • There were 368 newly diagnosed HIV cases in 2017, representing a decline of 31% from 2013, and remaining statistically level from 2016.
  • There were no children born with HIV in 2017. However, youth aged 13-29 comprised 41% of new HIV diagnoses, greater than any proportion in the past 10 years.
  • There were record numbers and increases in cases of STDs, with a 35% increase in cases of chlamydia from 2013 to 2017, a 56% increase in cases of gonorrhea from 2013 to 2017, and a 13% increase in cases of primary and secondary syphilis from 2013 to 2017.
  • There has been continued progress of the city's 90/90/90/50 Plan goals, with increases in linkage to care, retention, and viral load suppression. 
  • New for this year's report is a streamlined presentation of the data to a more visual format in order to facilitate information sharing and community engagement.

Click here to view the full report.