Getting to Zero Town Halls

Date(s) - January 23 - January 31
All Day

Now is the time for Illinois to build on the state’s tremendous progress in the fight against HIV. New HIV cases in Illinois dropped by nearly 28% over the decade from 2006-2015, and Illinois has nearly eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmission. In the City of Chicago, there have been fewer than 1,000 new HIV cases annually since 2013, the fewest cases reported annually since 1990.
It’s time to take stock of the state’s portfolio of programs targeted for people vulnerable to and living with HIV or for general populations and optimize them for today’s epidemic. Most importantly, it’s imperative that we eradicate health disparities so everyone–regardless of HIV status–can thrive. That’s why it’s time for an Illinois Getting to Zero plan.
Your input is so important to make sure our Getting to Zero work is successful and that it makes a difference for people living with and vulnerable to HIV. We are looking forward to gathering your thoughts, ideas and hopes for Getting to Zero in Illinois. Please join one of the town hall sessions:


Thursday, January 18
Normal Public Library
206 W. College Ave.
Normal, IL
6 – 8 p.m.

Tuesday, January 23
Waukegan Public Library
128 N County St.
Waukegan, IL
5 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 25
Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU School of Medicine
315 W Carpenter St.
Springfield, IL
12 – 2 p.m.

Friday, January 26
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
201 W Kenyon Rd
Champaign, IL
9:30 a.m. – 12 noon

Saturday, January 27
Moline Public Library
3210 41st St.
Moline, IL
12 – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, January 30
Carbondale Civic Center
200 S. Illinois Ave.
Carbondale, IL
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 31
Doubletree Hotel
1000 Eastport Plaza Dr, Collinsville
Collinsville, IL
2 – 4 p.m.

The following organizational partners participated in the development of the framework: AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Alexian Brothers Housing and Health Alliance, Center on Halsted, Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus, Chicago Department of Public Health, Howard Brown Health, Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Public Health Association, Lake County Health Department, Northwestern University, Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, and University of Chicago. Equality Illinois is on the Getting to Zero committee.