The San Diego Board of Supervisors gave the green light to an HIV/AIDS initiative titled Getting to Zero, reports

Chairman Ron Roberts and Supervisor Dave Roberts introduced the initiative after requesting, in 2014, that a committee be formed to determine the state of the HIV epidemic locally.

After meeting nine times during the next two years, the committee came up with a list of recommendations to help San Diego County reach the goal of Getting to Zero.

“San Diego has the potential to be the first major metropolitan area to achieve this amazing goal,” task force Chairman Terry Cunningham told KPBS.

According to the article, about 20,000 people are living with HIV in San Diego County, out of about 3 million.

To read about San Francisco’s Getting to Zero campaign, click here. And for related POZ exclusives, read “The Audacity of New York’s Hope to End AIDS” and “Selling the End of AIDS.”