Get to Zero HIV cases initiative in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) –  ‘Get to Zero’ is a comprehensive initiative approved by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors that seeks to eliminate all new HIV infections in San Diego County within 10 years.

The initiative is comprised of three primary strategies: Test, Treat and Prevent.

SD County Health and Human Services says Testing is critical to stopping the HIV epidemic. One of out every 10 County residents living with HIV is unaware of their status.

Although HIV treatment is available to every person living in San Diego County, more than one-third of County residents living with HIV have not been successfully treated according to Health and Human Services

HIV infection is 100 percent preventable. Education and behavioral interventions have been shown to be highly effective in preventing new infections.

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