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Getting to Zero Illinois is a state-wide initiative to end the HIV epidemic in the state by 2030. Through partnerships with community-based organizations, health care providers, government agencies, people living with HIV and others, we can dramatically shift HIV in Illinois.  AIDS Foundation of Chicago and the Illinois and Chicago Departments of Public Health coordinate the Getting to Zero Illinois project.

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GOAL & VISION



We want to make sure that the HIV epidemic is no longer able to sustain itself by achieving both HIV prevention and access to care goals.

We want to see:

 

1. Zero new HIV transmissions

 

2. Zero people living with HIV who are not receiving treatment

 

Through increasing access and uptake of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), retaining more people living with HIV in care and the continued funding of ongoing supportive services, we can get to zero.

GTZ-IL COMMITTEES



Getting to Zero Illinois is made possible through the efforts of our five planning committees dedicated to addressing essential components of the planning process.



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GTZ-IL PLAN

The Getting to Zero Illinois plan is still in the works! We are currently in the process of evaluating community input from 9 town halls hosted in every region across the state, 8 focus groups with people most affected by HIV and over 300 online and paper surveys collected from participants interested in the Getting to Zero Illinois initiative.

PLAN DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

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GTZ-IL FRAMEWORK

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COMMUNITY FEEDBACK ANALYSIS

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HIV IN ILLINOIS

In 2015, an estimate

38,314

people were living with HIV in Illinois

New HIV transmissions in Illinois dropped by nearly

28%

over the decade from 2006-2015

Illinois has nearly

ELIMINATED

perinatal HIV transmission

1/3

of people living with HIV in the state are covered by the ACA and Medicaid

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men made up

63%

of persons living with HIV in the state in 2015

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CONTACT US

Let us know what you think about Getting to Zero Illinois!

Email us at

info@GTZIllinois.hiv

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PARTNERS

All GTZ-IL partners are dedicated to ending the HIV epidemic in Illinois by 2030. Each organization plays an active role in the planning and implementation process.

VOICES FROM OUR COMMUNITY

“I do the work that I do as a passion; not only to ensure that the voices of people living with HIV/AIDS don’t  get lost in the mix, but to educate my community, my peers and my family about the history of HIV/AIDS in America, particularly in communities of color.”

- Chris Wade, co-chair of the GTZ-IL Social Determinants of Health committee

“As a clinician-researcher I am passionate about understanding and addressing barriers and inequities people face in accessing and navigating the healthcare system.  I am excited to be part of this incredible team working on our state’s plan of getting to zero new HIV infections while optimizing the well-being of those living with or vulnerable to HIV.”

- Dr. Oluwatoyin Adeyemi, co-chair of the GTZ-IL Health Care Access committee