HIV/STI Prevention

Targeted Communities: Suburban Cook County and Collar Counties 


Our goal is to reduce the number of HIV transmissions by: 

  • Promoting/distributing cost efficient preventative care such as free internal & external condoms, lube and dental dams 

  • Providing free HIV testing and counselling  

  • Promoting PrEP, nPEP, and free sterile syringes from other health organizations we are connected with such as Point2Point and Live4Lali 

  • Providing comprehensive sexual health education in physical and virtual platforms 

  • Providing linkage to holistic care 

  • Providing peer support and outreach 

  • Partnering with local establishments and/or online spaces where our audience gathers in order to provide or promote HIV prevention services 

  • Reimagining/implementing programming and event planning within our space and other community spaces while prioritizing COVID-19 precautions 

  • Social media campaigns/outreach through platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat 

  • Outreach via queer dating sites such as Grindr, Jack'd, SCRUFF, Adam4Adam and morem4Adam & Growlr 

These services are funded in full or in part through the Region 8 HIV Prevention Services: IDPH Regional Implementation Group Grant provided by PHIC and the Illinois Public Health Association’s (IPHA)  Region 7 HIV prevention grant contract. 

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