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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



The Getting to Zero Illinois plan was made possible through the efforts of our five planning committees dedicated to addressing essential components of the planning . Our planning committees included Housing, Communications, Social Determinants of Health, Health Care Access, and Research, Evaluation and Data.



GTZ-IL PLAN

On Dec. 3, 2018, the GTZ-IL team released a 28-page draft plan for review and community feedback at a World AIDS Day event at Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History. The GTZ-IL project received more than 300 unique ideas, comments and suggestions for the draft plan from people from across Illinois between Dec. 3, 2018, and Jan. 25, 2019. That feedback was carefully considered and incorporated into the final version of the plan, which was officially released on May 14, 2019.

GTZ-IL PLAN

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GTZ-IL PLAN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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GTZ-IL FAQs

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HIV IN ILLINOIS

In 2017, an estimated

39,842

people were living with HIV in Illinois

New HIV transmissions in Illinois dropped by nearly

35%

over the decade from 2006-2017

Illinois has nearly

ELIMINATED

perinatal HIV transmission

Of people living with HIV in Illinois, at least

2/3

were covered by Medicaid or the health insurance marketplace in 2017.

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

54%

of persons living with HIV in the state in 2017

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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