Getting to Zero- What will get Illinois to functional zero?
Community Engagement Survey
The Getting to Zero task force has convened to figure out what actions we need to take to get us to zero new HIV infections in Illinois. The task force wants your ideas about getting to zero in Illinois. We have identified three factors that have influenced the Getting to Zero work:
1. The Affordable Care Act which has resulted in 12,000 people living with HIV getting healthcare coverage in Illinois.
2. The power of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)- a prevention pill and program for HIV negative people that is up to 99% effective at preventing HIV infection when utilized consistently and correctly to prevent new infections.
3. HIV treatment improves the health of individuals who are HIV-positive and almost completely protects partners from HIV.
With these factors in mind, we believe it's time for an Illinois Getting to Zero plan. Getting to Zero means, zero new infections and zero people living with HIV who are not receiving treatment.
This is an ambitious goal, and we are hard at work to develop a five-year plan to dramatically impact the HIV epidemic.
This is where we need your ideas and support. Your input is so important to make sure this work is successful and that it makes a difference for people living with and vulnerable to HIV. Please take a few moments to complete this survey and help us in our effort to Getting to Zero. Thank you!
Questions? Contact Sara Semelka via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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