Let Us Hear From You!
This survey is an outgrowth of collaborative planning for AIDS 2020, the 23rd International AIDS Conference, which was to have been held in San Francisco and Oakland during July 2020. It is our hope your answers to the survey will support the Bay Area’s commitment to strengthen, improve and expand services to better serve and address the needs and concerns of people living with HIV.
Legacy & Equity Co-Chairs
Lara Brooks, San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Gloria Crowell, Allen Temple AIDS Ministry
Born out of the Legacy & Equity Workgroup of AIDS 2020, the mission of this working group is to ensure equity in all things AIDS 2020 and beyond. Our Crossbay Together campaign includes the development of a Regional HIV Plan aimed at connected and coordinating various HIV prevention and care strategies and efforts across jurisdictions — with an immediate, intentional focus on Alameda County, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties.
Since HIV became reportable by name in California in 2006, between 200 and 300 new cases of HIV disease
have been reported each year among Alameda County residents. In 2018, there were 199 new diagnoses of
HIV in Alameda county.
San Francisco County
Significant progress has been
made and San Francisco is on track to meet its goal to be the first city in the United States to achieve zero new
HIV infection. Of note, the number of new diagnoses dropped below 200, to 197, the lowest number ever recorded.
Contra Costa County
As of December 31, 2014, 2,075 people residing in Contra Costa had a confirmed HIV or AIDS diagnosis. Of the People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), 104 were diagnosed in 2014.