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The Bay Area Reporter

SF HIV cases fell by 19% in 2019

NBC Bay Area

New HIV Report Shows Significant Drop in Cases Citywide

New England Journal of Medicine, 2020;383(1):1-4.

Four Decades of HIV/AIDS — Much Accomplished, Much to Do

JAIDS, Vol 82, December 2019

Getting to Zero San Francisco: A Collective Impact Approach

San Francisco Chronicle

New HIV infections hit record low in SF, but people of color, homeless cases spike

The Bay Area Reporter

New SF HIV cases fall below 200

Los Angeles Times

Trump pledged to end the HIV epidemic. San Francisco could get there first

The Lancet HIV, Vol 6, February 2019

Aiming to end San Francisco’s HIV epidemic

The San Francisco Chronicle

Opinion: Housing needed to reduce HIV infections

The San Francisco Chronicle

SF’s new HIV cases hit record low, but disparities widening among groups

The Bay Area Reporter

Annual HIV report highlights disparities, declining numbers

The San Francisco Examiner

SF Supe calls for more aggressive efforts to treat, suppress HIV

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

June 29, 2020

*New Brochure for Providers & Clinics* Stop the hidden epidemic: Five steps to prevent and treat HIV, HCV, and STDs among people experiencing homelessness

If  you have questions, please contact Alyson Decker NP, (, San Francisco City Clinic, San Francisco Department of Public Health.
April 27, 2020

COVID-19 & Living with HIV: Resources from 4/23 Virtual Town Hall

Last Thursday, Getting to Zero SF and Ward 86 @ SFGH co-hosted a Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 for people living with HIV. The town hall […]
December 9, 2019

December 2019 World AIDS Day Consortium Meeting

The Consortium met last Thursday evening to commemorate World AIDS Day. Steering Committee Co-Chair Dr. Diane Havlir spoke about the national Ending the Epidemic plan, SFDPH’s […]
September 30, 2019

September 2019 Consortium Meeting: Latest HIV Epidemiology Report and Addressing Disparities in HIV Prevention and Care for U.S. Born & Foreign Born Latinx

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Consortium meeting last Thursday.  We had a record crowd with 115 community members in attendance! Courtney Mulhern-Person provided […]
September 29, 2019

HIV & Health Insurance 101 – online training resource

In collaboration with SFDPH’s Center for Learning & Innovation and support from HIV Health Services and Community Health Equity & Promotion via Getting to Zero, the […]
April 26, 2019

Women & HIV focus of April 25th GTZ-SF Consortium Meeting

Thanks to all who came out and engaged with us in conversation about what we as individuals and collectively as GTZ can do to better serve […]
January 17, 2019

SF HIV FOG presents poster at 2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment

SF HIV FOG’s abstract “Organizing the HIV Frontline Worker Community” was accepted for poster presentation at the December 2018 Ryan White Conference. To download the poster, […]
December 3, 2018

2018 World AIDS Day GTZ- SF Consortium Meeting

On 11/29, the GTZ-SF Consortium convened for its last meeting of 2018.  This meeting brought together over 100 people in observance of World AIDS Day. Tony […]
November 30, 2018

*UPDATED* ‘Dear Colleague’ Letter – SFDPH offering guidance on several topics related to HIV prevention

Click below to download the full *updated* Dear Colleague Letter.   Dear Colleague, We’re writing to share with you recommendations on how to incorporate new developments in […]
September 5, 2018

New SF HIV Epidemiology Annual Report & Presentations at 9/4 Health Commission Meeting

The 2017 Annual Report has been released! The report can be found on the SFDPH website here. Susan Scheer, Susan Buchbinder, Susan Philip, Tracey Packer and […]
March 6, 2020

RAPID Standard Operating Procedures (Updated 3/2020)

If  you have questions, please contact Susa Coffey (, Chair of the GTZ RAPID Committee.
March 2, 2020

New Resource from SFAF: Which PrEP medication is best for me? Truvada and Descovy Comparison

If  you have questions, please contact Janessa Broussard ( Director of Clinical Services, San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
August 14, 2019

SOP Offering Cellphone Access to Homeless Navigation Clients

June 12, 2019

(UPDATED 2019) RAPID Provider Detailing Brochure “Rapid ART: Immediate ART initiation upon HIV diagnosis”

If  you have questions, please contact Susa Coffey (, Chair of the GTZ RAPID Committee.
March 28, 2019

RAPID ART: High virologic suppression rates with immediate ART initiation in a vulnerable urban clinic population.

New data from San Francisco-based Ward 86 RAPID-ART program. Coffey S, Bacchetti P, Sachdev D, Bacon O, Jones D, Opsina-Norvell C, Torres S, Lynch E, Camp C, […]
January 18, 2019

January 16, 2019 Meeting Notes

Review meeting minutes here:  2019-01-16-R-R-Committee-Minutes
December 5, 2018

November 7, 2018 Meeting Notes

Review meeting minutes here: 2018 11-7 R-R Committee Minutes
November 14, 2018

Are you between ages 12-25 yrs old & looking for FREE healthcare and counseling?

If you’re between the ages 12-25, you can visit one of these clinics to receive FREE healthcare and counseling!  Download the brochure so you have it on […]
September 28, 2018

9/27 Getting to Zero SF Consortium Meeting

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Consortium meeting last night we had some really great presentations and an engaging discussion on STIs, HIV and […]
September 6, 2018

Best Practices for Client Cellphone Charging Stations

June 20, 2018

Retention & Re-engagement Committee Minutes May 2 2018

Notes from the 5/2 Retention & Re-engagement Committee here.
April 27, 2018

Getting to Zero: Not Without Housing 4/26 Consortium Meeting

The well attended 4/26 Consortium meeting focused on GTZ’s call to action for new housing policy in San Francisco. Joe Hollendoner, GTZ Steering Committee Member and […]
April 26, 2018

PRC’s GTZ Employment Services Program Annual Report

By Joe Ramirez-Forcier, Managing Director, Employment Services at PRC In 2017 PRC’s Employment Services Program, a San Francisco based San Francisco Department of Public Health funded program, was […]
April 25, 2018

Mission Wellness to become first pharmacy in California to offer PrEP directly to consumers

By Nikole Trainor, MPH, MCHES, Maria Lopez, Pharm.D., AAHIVP & Stephanie Cohen, MD, MPH Mission Wellness Pharmacy in San Francisco became the first pharmacy in California to provide […]
March 26, 2018

RAPID Care Options in SF

(Updated February 2020) RAPID Care Options in SF – a list of clinical sites in SF that can offer HIV medication to everyone within 0-5 days of […]
March 13, 2018

San Francisco & Oakland to host AIDS 2020

Today, the International AIDS Society announced San Francisco and Oakland as co-hosts of the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020). #AIDS2020 will take place on  6-10 July […]
March 8, 2018

San Francisco at CROI 2018 – Oral Abstracts

Several abstracts were accepted for either poster or oral presentation at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) conference held in Boston this week. The following […]
March 8, 2018

San Francisco at CROI 2018 – Poster Presentations

Several abstracts were accepted for either poster or oral presentation at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) conference held in Boston this week. The following […]
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 (, Co-Chair of Retention & Re-engagement 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.