HIV Prevention Program

HIV Prevention Program

Provides HIV Education and Prevention Services to High Risk Individuals

The Will County Health Department HIV program ensure that individuals at high risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV or other STD’s in Will County are provided with quality HIV prevention and care services. Anyone 12 years of age or older is eligible to participate.

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
IDPH HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet
Agape Missions
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
HIV Care Connect

If you don't qualify for Will County Health Department HIV Testing, click on link and enter zip code to identify other agencies that provide testing in your area National HIV and STD Testing Resources

HIV Prevention Program Services

Summary of Services, Educational Programs and Useful Links

The Will County Health Department HIV Program services include:

  • HIV counseling and testing services
    • On-site at the Will County Health Department
    • Weekly or monthly at many community locations in Will County 
    • Testing available with rapid results
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