"New cases of HIV declined in the nation’s capital during 2104, marking the seventh consecutive drop, according to data from the city’s annual HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report.
As the Washington Blade reports, the 2014 numbers represent a 70 percent decline from a record high of 1,333 new cases reported in 2007. Specifically, the report showed 396 new HIV cases in 2014, the latest year of data. This compares with 553 in 2013.
The breakdown of 2014 cases is as follows: 49.4 percent among men who have sex with men (MSM); 13.1 percent attributed to heterosexual sex; 1.9 percent among MSM who also inject drugs; and 1 percent (or 3 cases) attributed to injection drug use. However, in 34.7 percent of the cases, the risk factors were not identified..."