Illinois: Chicagoland National HIV Testing Launches "Step Up, Get Tested" Campaign
June 3, 2013
More than 22,000 HIV-infected people live in Chicago, with more than half of these cases not progressing to AIDS, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). Because of increased public awareness, health officials are diagnosing more HIV cases each year, and fewer people die because they receive early testing and diagnosis and can begin treatment. The Chicagoland National HIV Testing Collaborative is launching a new campaign, "Step Up, Get Tested," setting a goal of testing 500 people on one day. To highlight the campaign's start on June 5,the collaborative will offer free and confidential HIV testing in the Chicago Loop at the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street from 10:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. The event will provide free, painless, and rapid HIV tests. The "Step Up, Get Tested" campaign runs through the July 4 weekend, hosting more than 100 free HIV/ hepatitis C testing events throughout the Chicago area, including Lake County.
Windy City Media Group
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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