September 27, 2001
A Demographic Comparison 1985 and 2000 of AIDS in Los Angeles
from the Los Angeles Times
Reflecting national trends, the number of new AIDS cases in Los Angeles County--which crested 11 years after the epidemic was officially recognized in 1981--has declined dramatically in recent years. But the disease, which began among gay men, is striking a far broader range of victims.
1981: 20 cases 1992: 4,182 cases 2000: 1,238 cases
Source: Los Angeles County HIV Epidemiology Program