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

HAHSTA Annual Report
July 05, 2017

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 in this year's surveillance update include:

  • Currently 12,964 DC residents, or 1.9% of the population, are living with HIV.
  • There were 347 newly diagnosed HIV cases in 2016 representing a decline of 52% from 2011 and 73% from 2007.
  • 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.
  • Health disparities remain significant, with the HIV prevalence among black residents at 3.1%.
  • New information in this year's report includes data obtained through molecular, behavioral, and Hepatitis C surveillance, as well as a report from the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance Study (NHBS).

Click here to view the full report.