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What Do We Need to Do to "Get to Zero"?

November 21, 2011


Phill Wilson

Phill Wilson, Black AIDS Institute, Los Angeles; Diagnosed in 1985

I think that there are a number of things that we have to do if we're serious about getting to zero. Number one is, we need to focus on where the epidemic is. You know, not everybody is impacted to the same degree, particularly in this country. So we need to invest in communities that are the hardest hit.

Number two: we need to build an infrastructure and the capacity in those communities. It is shameful that we still have such low HIV science literacy in black and brown communities in America.

And number three: we need to acknowledge that the epidemic isn't over, and we still need to make the investments. And if we make the investments now, we really have a chance of ending the AIDS epidemic.

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