Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Getting to Zero - Working to Eliminate HIV in Illinois

Thursday - Jan 25, 2018

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will be participating in a town hall meeting hosted by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago on Friday, January 26, 2018 focused on "Getting to Zero" (GTZ). The GTZ campaign aims to eliminate new HIV infections and reduce HIV mortality. CUPHD will host the event from 9:30 AM to Noon at 201 W. Kenyon Road in Champaign. This meeting is one of a series of meetings to be held across the state of Illinois to focus on thoughts, ideas, and hopes for HIV elimination.

Getting to Zero consists of a framework focusing on no new HIV infections and ensuring that people living with HIV are receiving adequate treatment. CUPHD has a "GTZ" campaign called "CUatZero" that also addresses the stigma that many people face related to HIV disease. "HIV is very treatable and manageable today. For people who are active in HIV treatment, they are living longer, healthier lives, much like other persons with a chronic disease," says Julie Pryde, Public Health Administrator.

Read the full press relase. (PDF)