California Launches Ambitious ‘Getting To Zero’ Campaign To Fight HIV Epidemic
The goal is to both reduce new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths and to banish any discrimination those with a diagnosis face.
California Health Department Lays Out New Plan To Fight HIV
The California Department of Public Health rolled out a hefty HIV plan Wednesday with the aim of stopping new cases of the chronic illness statewide. The plan is a collaboration between the department and local health jurisdictions, including the Sacramento County Department of Public Health. “Getting to zero,” according to the plan, means reaching zero new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths along with no stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV. About 5,000 new HIV diagnoses are made in the state each year. By 2021, the department hopes to reduce the number of new cases to fewer than 2,500 a year. (Caiola, 11/2)