PCHI seeks to eliminate the incidence of HIV/AIDS in Illinois and improve care by those infected with the virus. By expanding access to care we will bring the incidence of new HIV infections to a functional zero by 2028.


The first cases of AIDS were reported in Illinois in 1980. Since then almost 70,000 persons in Illinois have been diagnosed with HIV and/or AIDS. Today, an estimated 45,000 Illinoisans live with HIV or AIDS, and in Chicago, approximately 28,000 people live with the disease. The Foundation supports efforts to reduce the incidence of HIV disease and mitigate its impact.



The AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s Getting to Zero plan will dramatically change the course of the HIV epidemic in Illinois. This plan developed in partnership with the Chicago and Illinois Departments of Public Health will put the state of Illinois on a path to bring new HIV cases below epidemic levels within a decade reducing the number of new HIV infections to a functional zero by 2028.


Howard Brown Health serves those with HIV and AIDS with high-quality, comprehensive care. PCHI’s grant expanded their programming to a new clinic on Chicago’s South Side to meet the needs of individuals without screening services in Englewood and the broader south side community. This investment will assist Howard Brown in Englewood to link 90% of people with HIV to long-term primary care.