Illinois Aims To Halt Spread Of HIV By 2030

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker speaks at a state Capitol news conference on Jan. 23, 2019, in Springfield, Ill., as state Treasurer Michael Frerichs looks on.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker speaks at a state Capitol news conference on Jan. 23, 2019, in Springfield, Ill., as state Treasurer Michael Frerichs looks on. AP Photo/John O’Connor
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker speaks at a state Capitol news conference on Jan. 23, 2019, in Springfield, Ill., as state Treasurer Michael Frerichs looks on.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker speaks at a state Capitol news conference on Jan. 23, 2019, in Springfield, Ill., as state Treasurer Michael Frerichs looks on. AP Photo/John O’Connor

Illinois Aims To Halt Spread Of HIV By 2030

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced an ambitious plan this week to end HIV in Illinois by the year 2030.

The initiative is called Getting To Zero Illinois. It’s goal is to reduce — and eventually eliminate — HIV transmissions in Illinois by increasing access to treatment and driving resources to the people and communities most in need.

In 2017, nearly 40,000 residents of the state were living with HIV. For more on this effort, Morning Shift checks in with John Peller, president and CEO of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.

GUEST: John Peller, President and CEO of AIDS Foundation of Chicago

LEARN MORE: Getting To Zero Illinois website