June 2015

In the News

TIME Magazine

The End of AIDS


Getting To Zero HIV & AIDS Infections | Connecting the Dots


Working to end the epidemic: Highlighting efforts across the U.S.

PBS NewsHour [VIDEO]

San Francisco’s bold AIDS mission is ‘getting to zero’ by 2020

UCSF News Center

Nearing the End of HIV/AIDS

San Francisco Examiner

Achieving zero HIV transmissions will require SF to address stigma, disparities

The Bay Area Reporter

Getting to Zero effort on track in 2017

San Francisco Medicine, Vol. 90, No. 2, March 2017

Getting to Zero: San Francisco Consortium Working to Eliminate AIDS

HIV Plus

As San Francisco Goes, So Goes the State?


Here’s Why HIV Rates Aren’t Going Down for People of Color


San Francisco’s bold AIDS mission is ‘getting to zero’ by 2030

HIV Plus

Can San Francisco’s HIV ‘Miracle’ Be Replicated?


A Tale of Two Cities

The Huffington Post

Ending AIDS: Frameworks for Getting to Zero

SF Chronicle

Last Men Standing: Surviving AIDS in SF

SF Chronicle

UCSF Women’s Program Profiled

POZ Exclusive

The State of the HIV Epidemic

HIV Equal

Why Fighting HIV Stigma and PrEP Stigma Is Basically the Same

The Washington Post

With a little pill, could one city’s AIDS epidemic be ending?

Edge Media Network

More Research Needed on PrEP Use in Transgender Women

HIV Plus

Nearly Half of HIV-Positive Americans 
Aren’t on Medication

Pink News

New York City unveils forward-thinking plan to tackle HIV


San Francisco spends $55.7 million to fight AIDS this year


POLITICO California Playbook—Zero Tolerance


Health Organization Reveals Plan To End Aids Epidemic In San Francisco

SF Examiner

SF receives $500K grant for ‘getting to zero’ HIV infections effort


Mayor Lee Announces New Partnership With MAC AIDS Fund in San Francisco’s Aim to Be First City to Get to Zero in HIV/AIDS Battle

Yahoo News

Group launches plan to end AIDS crises in San Francisco

The Bay Area Reporter

SF, MAC AIDS Fund put $1.6 million toward eliminate AIDS cases


San Francisco Dedicates More Money to End HIV

SF Chronicle

$1.7 million added to S.F. campaign to eradicate AIDS, HIV

NBC Bay Area

San Francisco Puts Millions Into Fight against AIDS with “Getting to Zero” Goal


San Francisco Is Changing the Face of AIDS Treatment

New York Times

San Francisco Is Changing Face of AIDS Treatment


Interview: Susan Buchbinder

Bay Area Reporter

No new HIV found in patients in Kaiser PrEP program

San Francisco Chronicle

A Bay Area test shows a drug blocks HIV transmissions


No New Infections in Hundreds Taking Pill to Prevent HIV

SF Chronicle

HIV-preventing drug holds up under study

November 30, 2017

11/29 World AIDS Day Consortium Meeting

The Getting to Zero Consortium met on the evening of November 29th to commemorate World AIDS Day. The meeting opened with a moment of silence to remember […]
September 28, 2017

September 28, 2017 GTZ Consortium Meeting

The Getting to Zero SF Consortium gathered September 28th for its quarterly meeting. Opening the meeting, Dan Bernal, Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and […]
September 20, 2017

2016 HIV Epi Annual Report & Getting to Zero Presentations at 9/19 Health Commission Meeting

Susan Scheer, Director of SFDPH HIV Epidemiology Section, presented data from the 2016 HIV Epidemiology Annual Report and Tracey Packer, Director of SFDPH Community Health Equity and […]
August 17, 2017

San Francisco 90-90-90 and Getting to Zero at IAS 2017

Susan Buchbinder presented San Francisco’s 90-90-90 as part of the Fast-Track Cities: Ending AIDS in High HIV Burden Cities and Municipalities by 2030 symposia at the 9th IAS […]
June 14, 2017

Getting to Zero Advertisements Around Town

Muni busses and light rail vehicles are the new canvasses for Getting to Zero’s latest project: an awareness campaign. These ads, which were created by Positive […]
June 12, 2017

Getting to Zero Presentation at San Francisco Health Commission Meeting – May 2, 2017

Susan Buchbinder and Tracey Packer presented on GTZ initiatives and progress to date at the May 2 Health Commission Meeting. Slides from the meeting are here. 
June 5, 2017

[HIV ReConnect] Brochure for Providers & Frontline Workers: HIV navigation can help

  If you have questions, please contact Andy Scheer (andy.scheer@sfdph.org), Co-Chair of Retention & Re-engagement Committee.
May 8, 2017

RAPID Detailing Brochure: A quick, illustrated guide to why and how to Implement RAPID at your site

    If you have questions, please contact Oliver Bacon (oliver.bacon@sfdph.org), Chair of RAPID Committee.  
March 24, 2017

March 23, 2017 GTZ Consortium Meeting

Yesterday evening, Getting to Zero SF held is 1st quarterly Consortium meeting of the year.  Dana van Gorder provided a national policy update and Dr. Hyman […]
December 2, 2016

December 1 GTZ World AIDS Day Consortium Meeting

Over 100 people filled the conference room for this special Getting to Zero World AIDS Day Consortium meeting. We heard from Health Director Barbara Garcia and […]
November 22, 2016

Retention & Re-engagement Committee Minutes Oct 5 2016

October 6, 2016

Retention & Re-engagement Committee Minutes Sept 7 2016

September 30, 2016

[HIV ReConnect] HIV Navigation Options in SF

A list of HIV Navigation programs in SF that can help re/connect people to care.
September 28, 2016

[HIV ReConnect] HIV Care Options in SF

A list of HIV clinics and private HIV providers in SF, plus information about the insurance coverage they accept and how to get an appointment.
September 23, 2016

September 22, 2016 GTZ Consortium Meeting

The Getting to Zero SF Consortium gathered September 22 for its quarterly meeting of members. It was the largest turnout yet with over 70 people in attendance! […]
September 23, 2016

A Report Back from the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa

Emily Newman from the San Francisco AIDS Foundation gave an engaging presentation highlighting the significance of this year’s conference, key themes, and the latest HIV research […]
September 22, 2016

2015 HIV Epi Annual Report & Getting to Zero Presentations at San Francisco Health Commission Meeting

Dr. Susan Scheer presented data from the 2015 HIV Epidemiology Annual Report and Dr. Hyman Scott presented on Getting to Zero efforts in response to the data. Slides from the September […]
September 19, 2016
  If you have questions, please contact Oliver Bacon (oliver.bacon@sfdph.org), Chair of RAPID Committee.
September 19, 2016

Retention & Re-engagement Committee Minutes Aug 3rd 2016

August 18, 2016

San Francisco Getting to Zero at AIDS 2016

Susan Buchbinder was invited to present in Durban, South Africa at the AIDS 2016 pre-conference UN 90-90-90 Target Workshop on “San Francisco’s Getting to Zero: Accomplishments and […]
August 18, 2016

Early results presented in Durban

An abstract highlighting early results of the San Francisco Getting to Zero initiative was submitted to AIDS 2016 for consideration and was accepted for poster presentation. A […]
June 29, 2016

Toronto presentation on Getting to Zero-SF

Shannon Weber gave a talk in Toronto on Collective Impact & Frameworks for Getting to Zero. Slides from her talk appear below. TorontoXCollectiveXImpactXWeber
June 23, 2016

HIV Care and Prevention Councils Merge

By Mark Molnar, Program Director, San Francisco EMA HIV Health Services Planning Council June 2016 For many years, San Francisco has engaged with HIV prevention and […]
May 20, 2016
Al Liu at IAPAC

Al Liu presents at IAPAC

The San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Dr. Al Liu made two presentations at the recent IAPAC (International Association of Providers of AIDS Care) Conference on […]
April 29, 2016

HIVE presents Frameworks for Getting to Zero

HIVE, UCSF’s hub of positive reproductive & sexual health, has posted a wonderful resource—video of their online hangout held April 1 and related slide presentations from […]
April 29, 2016
PrEP for Youth Panelists

PrEP for Youth Panel Discussion

By Tapakorn Prasertsith The most recent Getting to Zero Consortium meeting, held Thursday, March 24, focused on an issue health providers have been facing since PrEP […]
March 31, 2016

PrEP for Youth Live Hangout 4/7/16

Hangouts with HIVE presents Making PrEP Work for Youth: Strategies from Birmingham, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, and San Francisco Join us April  7 from 9 am–10 […]
March 30, 2016

March 24, 2016 GTZ Consortium Meeting

Project Inform’s Alan McCord presents a CROI report-back. The Getting to Zero SF Consortium gathered March 24 for its quarterly meeting of members. In addition to […]
March 10, 2016

Getting to Zero Presentation at Fenway Health, Boston

Hyman Scott recently was invited to make a presentation on our Getting to Zero experience at a planning meeting of the Massachusetts Getting to Zero effort. […]
January 17, 2016

When PrEP Educators Don’t Like PrEP

Please read this excellent article by AIDS Project of the East Bay Executive Director Rob Newells, “When PrEP Educators Don’t Like PrEP: Minister Rob Newells’ Message […]
December 27, 2015
World AIDS Day 2015

National HIV/AIDS Prevention Conference: Frameworks for Getting to Zero

During the CDC’s National HIV/AIDS Prevention Conference in December 2015, Shannon Weber moderated a session titled “Frameworks for Getting to Zero” with panelists representing San Francisco, Washington State and […]
December 20, 2015
Getting to Zero slides SF Health Commission presentation

Getting to Zero Report to the SF Health Commission

On December 1, 2015, Dr. Susan Buchbinder updated the San Francisco Health Commission on the Getting to Zero initiative.
December 9, 2015
AIDS cases diagnoses deaths

World AIDS Day 2015 Community Report-Back

Approximately 60 community members gathered in the SF Department of Public Health’s 6th-floor meeting space to hear a report-back on progress made in 2015 toward Getting […]
November 25, 2015

Notes from the R&R Committee planning retreat

The Retention and Re-engagement committee (R&R) of the Getting to Zero Consortium is working to assure that HIV+ San Franciscans have access to and are consistently […]
November 25, 2015

Please PrEP Me launch

PleasePrEPMe.org, the searchable, location-based California PrEP provider directory, has been launched!  Included are 188 PrEP providers in half of the counties across the state of California. This […]
November 17, 2015
Kaiser SF PrEP data

Lots of news from the PreP Committee!

Slides from the last PrEP Committee meeting, held on October 28, appear below. The agenda included a presentation by Jonathan Volk on Kaiser PrEP data and a presentation by […]
November 17, 2015

R&R Committee Agenda and Notes 11/4/15

The Retention & Re-engagement Committee met last week. Below is a copy of the agenda, and below that, notes from the meeting. The Retention & Re-engagement […]
November 17, 2015

MAC AIDS visit with the LINCS Navigation Team

November 13, a representative from the MAC AIDS Foundation met the LINCS Navigation Team, including the 3 newly minted MAC AIDS Navigators who work at Ward 86, Tom Waddell, and […]
October 19, 2015

Getting to Zero July 2015 Strategic Plan

  GTZ SF 2015 Strategic Plan
October 6, 2015

The Importance of Remembering Social Drivers of HIV/AIDS

By Austin Padilla I recently had the privilege of representing San Francisco’s Getting to Zero Consortium, along with my colleague Dr. Oliver Bacon, at the 2015 […]