Getting to Zero Santa Clara County-Silicon Valley is a collaborative initiative between The Health Trust, Santa Clara County Public Health Department and other partners. With funding from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and leadership of Supervisor Ken Yeager, we are striving for Zero HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination, Zero new HIV infections, and Zero deaths related to HIV/AIDS.
A broad spectrum of community is critical to the success of the Getting to Zero initiative. People and agencies from healthcare, schools/colleges, the tech industry, LGBTQ communities, and other sectors are getting involved, as all are important to stopping the devastating epidemic of HIV/AIDS.
- PrEP and Pep (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) Implementation
Expanding network of providers who provide PrEP and Pep in Santa Clara County and providing easy access to protocols/tools needed can prevent new infections.
- Universal, Comprehensive STD/HIV Screening and Targeted Testing
Early identification of HIV infection is important for stopping the spread of HIV.
- Initiation of Care and Retention in Care
Starting HIV care and staying on treatment is critical to attaining undetectable HIV virus.
- Reduction of Stigma
Essential for increasing prevention efforts, testing and care.
Part of the initiative includes The Health Trust awarding mini-grants in the amount of $100,000 per year to promote community agencies’ ability to recognize and respond to the greatest needs within their scope of work. The Health Trust which serves as the backbone agency for the Getting to Zero initiative 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 initiative and its priority objectives. Learn more and apply here.