We are taking collective action to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see this webpage for updates on the local COVID response, vaccine access and services in the East Bay as well as guidance and resources for people living with HIV and HIV providers. It is important that we combat stigma and misinformation, protect each other and stay safely connected as a community during this global pandemic.
It was a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon in June at the Lake Merritt Pergola. Our partners HEPPAC, Oakland LGBTQ Center and Lifelong hosted a Community Health & Wellness event in honor of National HIV Testing Day and invited East Bay Getting to Zero’s youth engagement working group to host a table. In collaboration with … Continued
It is with a sad and heavy heart that we share that Ms. Loren Jones transitioned on June 4, 2021. Loren was a fierce and committed social justice leader in the East Bay HIV community. She was instrumental in building East Bay Getting to Zero as a founding advisory board and steering committee member and ensuring we were rooted in community. She inspired and guided many people in our network over the decades. She will remain beloved and will be dearly missed.
On June 2, 2021, East Bay Getting to Zero was featured in the Bay Area Reporter on the collaborative efforts we’re taking to get to zero new HIV infections. Shoutout to Dr. Demisha Burns from End the Epidemics and WORLD for also being featured! Click here to read the article online or download a PDF of … Continued
Updated July 20, 2021 Warning of rare Guillain-Barré syndrome cases, July 2021 On July 13, the FDA announced an update to the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine to include a warning about Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). GBS is a neurological disorder in which the body’s immune system damages nerve cells, causing muscle weakness, or in … Continued
Updates on the East Bay HIV strategic plan are posted on this webpage. This is a community-driven “living” East Bay HIV strategic plan that is flexible and responsive to local needs, addresses structural inequities, and is used to make systemic change to achieve our vision of an East Bay with zero HIV stigma, zero health disparities, and zero new HIV transmissions.