Getting to Zero Silicon Valley is a four year initiative (beginning February 2017) that will strive for Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Deaths related to HIV/AIDS, and Zero HIV/AIDS Stigma and Discrimination in Santa Clara County.  

Join us in this effort to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past!

Community Engagement

Getting to Zero Silicon Valley is a collaborative between The Health Trust, Santa Clara County Public Health Department and other partners, funded by Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, thanks to the leadership of Supervisor Ken Yeager.

A broad spectrum of community is critical to the success of the Getting to Zero initiative. People and agencies are involved from healthcare, schools/colleges, tech industry, community agencies, LGBTQ communities, and other sectors. All are important parts to stopping the devastating epidemic of HIV/AIDS.


PrEP and PEP — Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis — Preventing new infections.  Expanding network of providers who provide PrEP in Santa Clara County.


Part of the initiative includes The Health Trust awarding mini-grants in the amount of $100,000 per year over the next four years to promote community agencies’ ability to recognize and respond to the greatest needs within their scope of work. The Health Trust seeks to collaborate with community-based organizations, public agencies, clinics, schools and other groups to award one-time mini-grants ranging from $1,500 to $20,000 in support of the Getting to Zero campaign and its four priority focus areas

  • PrEP and PeP Implementation
  • Universal, comprehensive STD Screening and Targeted Testing
  • Initiation of Care and Retention in Care
  • Reduction of Stigma
Mini-Grant Recipients - April 2017
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara County: Goal is to reduce stigma among Latino communities. Project: public messaging ad campaign.

Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center: Goal is to reduce stigma among gay, MSM, transgender folks, lesbians, and the leather/kinky community. Project: Host Celebrating Sexuality workshops that provide education about PrEP and prevention.

Colectivo Acción Latina de Ambiente (ALA): Goal is to promote PrEP use and reduce stigma for Latino gay men. Project: Telenovela web series to deliver message about PrEP as a prevention option and address the issue of stigma in Latino community.

Community Health Partnership: Goal is to increase STD/HIV screening and testing among the Community Health Partnership network of clinics. Project: incorporation of HIV Quality Measures into CHP consortium Dashboard to make screening and testing more a more routine part of health care.

Office of Community Health, Stanford University School of Medicine, Packard Children’s Hospital Adolescent Health: Goal is to prevent new infections and detecting HIV infection early. Project: Getting to a Tipping Point: Scaling Up Youth Services for Comprehensive STD/HIV Testing and PrEP through the Stanford Teen Health Van.

Roots Community Health Center, South Bay: Goal is reduce infections and provide early detection for HIV among African descent adults. Project: to develop infrastructure for PrEP and PEP administration and universal comprehensive STD/HIV screening and testing in the Roots Community Health Center South Bay Clinic.