Pritzker wants Illinois HIV infections brought to ‘functional zero’ by 2030

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker presented a plan to reduce HIV infections in the state to “functional zero” by the year 2030.

The five year plan, unveiled today, focuses on six factors, including building the HIV health care force, increasing access to services, and measuring progress by regularly looking at data.

The plan was released after almost two years of planning.

Pritzker says officials across the state will join the initiative.

“Most importantly, this plan will help foster unprecendented collaboration,” Pritzker said. “The state, the City of Chicago, countless other local governments and community and healthcare organizations are coming together around this plan to get it right.”

In 2017, almost 40,000 people were living with HIV in Illinois.

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