Cities worldwide are striving to get to zero HIV stigma as a condition to get to zero new infections. We tracked an indicator of perceived HIV stigma across surveys of men who have sex with men (MSM) in San Francisco from 2011 to 2017. Little improvement in perceived HIV stigma was observed, from 22.3% (95% CI 18.7-26.3) of MSM agreeing with the statement "Most people would discriminate against someone with HIV" in 2011 to 21.0% (95% CI 17.5-24.9) in 2017 (χ2 test for trend 0.252, p = 0.616). Success in ending the epidemic may flag without addressing the causes of HIV stigma.
Keywords: HIV stigma; Men who have sex with men; San Francisco.