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Of the 269 homeless people living with HIV in 2015, only a third were virally suppressed, according to the report.Viral suppression is important for the health of the individual, but also for the community at large.Public health officials said Friday they’re pleased with the results they’ve seen so far.But they noted that as overall numbers improve, it’s becoming increasingly clear that certain groups — black men and women, Latino men, transgender people, and people who are homeless — are still at heightened risk of contracting HIV and then suffering poor health outcomes because of it.“San Francisco has always been committed to fighting.But these are folks we have yet to reach in our 30-plus years in this epidemic,” said Lance Toma, chief executive of the Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center, which provides treatment for people in the Tenderloin neighborhood and also works with homeless populations.Within a year of diagnosis, 81 percent of white people were virally suppressed, meaning the amount of HIV in their blood was nearly undetectable; the virus in 69 percent of black people was suppressed.
In 2015, 84 percent of white people were receiving HIV care within a month of being diagnosed, compared with just 67 percent of black people.
When the amount of virus in the body is at undetectable levels, then the chance of transmitting HIV is almost nonexistent.
So it’s critical to treat everyone who is already infected to prevent spreading it, public health officials say.
Just doing what we’ve been doing isn’t going to be enough.” Rates of new infections — that means the number of cases per 100,000 people — fell or remained stable among all demographic groups except black women, for whom rates have climbed the past two years.
Black and Latino men remain at highest risk of contracting HIV, with rates of 96 and 77 new infections per 100,000 people respectively, compared with 39 per 100,000 among white men.
Khanna and Maloney argue that stealthing is a form of rape and sexual assault that can lead to unplanned pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, and emotional repercussions.