DC Health Releases 2020 Annual HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report

September 04, 2020
The DC Department of Health HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration (HAHSTA) recently released the 2020 Annual HIV/AIDS Epidemiology and Surveillance Report for the District. Highlights from this year's surveillance update include:

 

  • Currently,12,408 DC residents or 1.8% of the population, are living with HIV.
  • There were 282 newly diagnosed HIV cases in 2019 representing a 61% decrease from 2011 and 79% from 2007. 
  • There were two children born with HIV in 2019.
  • More than half of the people living with HIV in the district are older than 50 years old.
  • The number of new HIV diagnoses due to injection drug use decreased by 99% from 2007.

The report underscores steady progress on achieving the District's 90/90/90/50 Plan and describes DC Health's plans to update these goals to support efforts to End the HIV Epidemic in DC.
 

Click here to read the full report.