- African-American men in San Francisco have the highest HIV infection rate, at 140 per 100,000 people, compared to a rate of 52 per 100,000 among white men.
- African-American women in San Francisco have the highest HIV infection rate among all women, at 31 per 100,000.
- Overall, African-Americans in San Francisco are the only racial or ethnic group where new diagnoses are not declining, but have remained stable.
Since 1986, Rafiki Coalition has worked to help educate the community about the risks of acquiring HIV/AIDS and to care for community members with HIV/AIDS. For more information on HIV/AIDS Community Resources, including prevention and treatment, click here.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medicine taken daily that can be used to prevent HIV infection. It is for people without HIV who are at very high risk of contracting it from sex or injection drug use.