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Test Positive Aware Network

Our Mission

Saving lives and empowering those affected by HIV/AIDS and related illnesses.

Our Vision

TPAN envisions a world positively aware of HIV/AIDS and related illnesses.

Our Values

On behalf of those affected by HIV/AIDS and related illnesses, TPAN strives to:

  • Empower individuals to navigate their lives by providing tools, resources and support;
  • Adapt to the changing needs of the community;
  • Support a sex-positive environment by affirming sexuality as an integral part of being human;
  • Include everyone by embracing differences and creating community;
  • Excel in delivering quality programs, advocacy, and ending stigma;
  • Respect others through honest, open, and supportive communication.

How to Reach TPAN

Test Positive Aware Network
5050 N. Broadway St., Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: 773.989.9400
Fax: 773.989.9494
E-mail: tpan@tpan.com
Web: www.tpan.com

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