HIV Prevention Program Services

Summary of Services, Educational Programs and Useful Links

Author: Family Health Services Staff/Friday, January 18, 2013/Categories: HIV Prevention, Adult Health, Disease Prevention and Control

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The Will County Health Department HIV Program performs a multitude of services, which include:

  • HIV counseling and testing services 
    • On-site at the Will County Health Department 
    • Weekly or monthly at many community locations in Will County (See Related Links)
    • Testing available with rapid results 
    • Anonymous and confidential testing available
  • Educational presentations to schools and other interested community groups. To schedule a presentation, please call (815) 727-8830 
  • Risk reduction counseling: Personalized behaviorally-based counseling that focuses on eliminating or reducing the risk of HIV exposure
  • Group prevention and support 
    • HIV + Support Group
    • VIBES - Very Informed Brothers Engaged for Survival - Targeting men who have sex with men (MSM) population
  • Anonymous partner notification and referral services: To help ensure that you and your partners are aware of potential HIV exposure and infection status without disclosing any identifying information 
  • Social service referrals
    • Partnered with Agape Missions, a local non-profit that connects HIV positive individuals with services such as healthcare, medication, case management, housing, and counseling 
    • Visit Agape Missions for more information or call 815-727-8830
  • Community outreach
    • National HIV Testing Day - June 27th
    • World Aids Day - December 1st
    • Health Fairs
    • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - Februray 7th
    • National Hispanic AIDS Awareness Day - October 15th
The HIV program works to prevent the spread of HIV by providing anonymous or confidential HIV counseling
and testing FREE of charge in many Will County locations.  
 For HIV information or for more information regarding HIV services available, please call (815) 727-8830.

Related Links:

IDPH HIV/AIDS Website
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DPH HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet
Agape Missions
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
HIV Care Connect
HIV Test
HIV Information Video Clips

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