Chicago AIDS Testing, Support Resources

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Sweet Miss Giving's
Sweet Miss Giving's Bakery and Gifting is a premier bakery and jobs program that offers rich, decadent baked goods while providing a new reason to feel good about sweet indulgences: over 50 percent of all profits go to help the formerly homeless and HIV/AIDS-affected men, women, and children of Chicago House.  |  SweetMissGivings.com

AIDS Foundation of Chicago
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago collaborates with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; fund and coordinate prevention, care, and advocacy projects; and champion effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy.AIDSChicago.org

Better Existence with HIV
BEHIV offers case management and can provide information about available resources.  Housing, mental health/wellness and prevention programs are also available.  | BEHIV.org

CALOR
A division of the Anixter Center, CALOR provides a staff to serve people with disabilities in Chicago's Latino community, including those impacted by HIV/AIDS.  The staff helps identify clients' needs and designs a plan to best meet them. |  calor.org

Chicago House and Social Service Agency 
Chicago House serves families and individuals who never had homes, jobs, or the support of their families, even before being diagnosed with AIDS. The disease now impacts people who are dealing with homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, and generational cycles of extreme poverty. | ChicagoHouse.org

Chicago Women's Health Center
Chicago Women’s Health Center is a collective that includes health workers, counselors, outreach health educators, and doctors who work together to provide health education and affordable, respectful, and accessible gynecological and mental health care to women and trans people in the Chicago area. | ChicagoWomensHealthCenter.org

Test Positive Awareness Network
TPAN empowers people living with HIV through peer-led programming, support services, information dissemination, and advocacy. We also provide services to the broader community to increase HIV knowledge and sensitivity, and to reduce the risk of infection. TPAN.com

Chicago Women's AIDS Project
The Chicago Women's AIDS Project provides prevention education, advocacy and support for women at risk or living with HIV in the Chicago area. The overall mission is to empower women to get the support, information and services they need to take control of their own health, and to live as fully and as productively as possible. | CWAPChicago.org

Howard Brown Health Center
Founded in 1974, Howard Brown is now one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender organizations. With an annual budget of over $15 million, the agency serves more than 28,000 adults and youth each year in its diverse health and social service delivery system focused around seven major programmatic divisions: primary medical care, behavioral health, research, HIV/STD prevention, youth services, elder services, and community initiatives. | HowardBrown.org

Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center
Services include primary and specialty medical care, dental care, social and support services, prevention and education programs, and opportunities to participate in research. The Center also has an onsite screening clinic that offers confidential testing and treatment. | CORECenter.org

AIDS Care Chicago
AIDSCare Progressive Services, now a member of EdgeAlliance, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide high quality life progress services and care to the individuals and families living on the North Lawndale Campus on Chicago’s West side. | AIDSCareChicago.org

National Minority AIDS Council
Since 1987, NMAC has advanced its mission through a variety of public policy education programs; national conferences; treatment and research programs and trainings.  NMAC represents a coalition of 3,000 AIDS service organizations delivering HIV/AIDS services in communities of color nationwide. | NMAC.org

 

City of Chicago
Department of Public Health: STD/HIV/AIDS

Cook County
Department of Public Health: HIV Prevention, Care & Surveillance

Lake County
Community Health Center: HIV/AIDS Prevention

DuPage County
Health Department: HIV/AIDS Services

McHenry County
Health Department: Communicable Disease Program

Will County
Communicable Disease: HIV Program

DeKalb County
Board of Health: HIV/AIDS Resources

Kendall County
Health Department

State of Illinois
Department of Public Health: HIV/AIDS

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
HIV/AIDS Topics & Resources

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
February 7, 2010: BlackAIDSDay.org

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
October 15: HHS.gov

World AIDS Day
December 1: WorldAIDSDay.org

United Nations: UNAIDS
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

U.S. Health & Human Services
AIDS.gov

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