SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has directed his administration to enhance efforts to eliminate HIV.
State officials say nearly 24,000 Illinois residents with HIV were receiving Medicaid coverage in 2017. Nearly 1,400 people were diagnosed with HIV in 2017. Pritzker says a disproportionate number of minorities is affected.
Pritzker says “Now is not the time to back down from this fight.”