Infection rates in San Francisco are plummeting.
San Francisco was home to some 2,300 new HIV diagnoses in 1992. This year, that number was about 300.
That’s thanks to a massive citywide campaign to eradicate the virus through a variety of initiatives, including providing PrEP free of charge to those in need, and prescribing antiretroviral drugs as soon as someone tests positive.
“If [San Francisco] keeps doing what it is doing, I have a strong feeling that they will be successful at ending the epidemic as we know it,” said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.