The Connecticut Getting to Zero (G2Z) initiative was created to respond to the alarming trends in the HIV epidemic, with emphasis on the growing incidence of HIV in MSM (men having sex with men) of color, Black women, and transgender women in urban centers where the epidemic is most concentrated; Hartford, Waterbury, Bridgeport, New Haven, and Stamford.

Getting to Zero's goal is for all people living with HIV (PLWH) to be:

  •  diagnosed
  • receive medical care
  • achieve viral suppression through HIV medication*

*PLWH who are virally suppressed remain healthy longer and are unlikely to spread the virus. Public health researchers estimate that at least 90% of all PLWH need to be virally suppressed to eliminate the HIV epidemic.




The Connecticut HIV Planning Consortium (CHPC)

The CHPC is a diverse group of stakeholders – including people living with HIV (PLWH), service providers, health specialists, and a range of community members – with a shared goal of creating a coordinated statewide prevention and care system.

The CHPC meets on the third Wednesday of the month January-August in Hartford. CHPC meetings are open to the public.

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Positive Prevention CT (PPCT)

Positive Prevention CT (PPCT) is a group of HIV prevention providers and consumers funded by the CT Department of Public Health to create social marketing/health communication strategies focusing on populations most at risk for HIV infection in Connecticut.

PPCT meets on the second Monday of the month in varying locations and is currently seeking new members to re-energize the group and help create exciting new HIV prevention campaigns for the coming year.

To join our e-list and get meeting notifications email

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New Haven/Fairfield Counties

Ryan White HIV Planning Council

54 Meadow Street, 9th Floor

New Haven, CT 06519


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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-87) via grant H89HA00007.


The people in the photos on this web site are models and used for illustrative purposes only unless otherwise noted – no representation regarding HIV status is made and should not be inferred.

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