Santa Clara County adopts HIV “Getting to Zero” initiative, includes support for PreP, reaching Latino MSM

From Supervisor Ken Yeager, whose initial referral spurred action from the county’s Board of Supervisors:

Although tremendous progress has been made in recent decades, HIV/AIDS remains a major health concern. There are currently 3,480 people with an HIV diagnosis living in Santa Clara County, and an estimated 378 who are infected but not yet aware of their infection. After nearly a decade of steady decline, the number of new HIV diagnoses increased by 20% between 2013 and 2014, particularly among young Latino men who have sex with men (MSM).

Getting to Zero promotes three main objectives: reaching zero new HIV infections, zero HIV related deaths, and zero stigma. A number of other jurisdictions whose communities have been significantly impacted by HIV have launched similar efforts with positive results.

More from Ken Yeager here.

Relevant documents below:

Getting to Zero Initiative – May 2016

Getting to Zero – Feb. 2016