Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Illinois and Chicago public health departments and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago introduced the Getting to Zero Illinois plan Tuesday. It’s the results of nearly two years of planning that included town hall meetings, surveys, focus groups and community feedback from across the state. State officials say nearly 40,000 people were living with HIV in Illinois in 2017.
The plan focuses on several efforts. Among them are increasing HIV treatment access, allocating resources to communities with the greatest disparities and measuring progress through surveillance.
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