From the Fall 2013 STI/HIV Chicago Surveillance Report (as of the end of 2011):
1,008 HIV cases diagnosed in
21,555 people living with HIV/AIDS
People living with HIV/AIDS
51% Black, Non-Hispanic
25% White, Non-Hispanic
5% Other, Non-Hispanic
59% male sex with male
16% injection drug use (IDU)
6% male sex with male/IDU
(Percentages may not add up
to 100 due to rounding.)
Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan.
The Chicago EMA EIIHA Strategy (Strategy) is based upon a comprehensive system of HIV services conducted in collaboration with the Ryan White Part A grantee, the CDPH HIV Prevention Program, the Ryan White Part B grantee, the Illinois Department of Public Health HIV Prevention Program, community agencies, the Illinois Prevention Community Planning Group (PCPG), and the Chicago Area HIV Integrated Services Council (CAHISC) that promote the following: targeted testing and counseling of individuals with respect to HIV/AIDS; linkages with key points of entry that facilitate follow-up; referral services providing access to care; health education and literacy training enabling clients to navigate the HIV system of care; partner services activities that identify HIV positive (both diagnosed and undiagnosed) individuals and their sex and needle sharing partners, and link/re- engage them to HIV care and services.
The Chicago Area HIV Integrated Services Council (CAHISC) is an integrated planning council which provides guidance on the allocation of funding to providers to deliver HIV prevention, care and housing services to the Chicago Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA). CAHISC is a 42-member body of volunteers and appointed members comprised of providers and consumers of HIV services, as well as federal and local government liaisons working in partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to make informed planning decisions for the services provided to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and those at risk of acquiring HIV infection. Chicago is among the first large metropolitan areas to integrate planning for prevention, care and housing services for HIV. This integration is aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy designed by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy and outlines basic goals to reduce new HIV infections, increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS and reduce HIV-related health disparities.
prevention programs are coordinated by the Chicago
Department of Public Health, Division of STD/HIV/AIDS,
of Chicago’s 2010 HIV prevention-funded
Chicago Department of Public Health’s STI
Specialty Clinics & HIV Early Intervention
Services are drop-in clinics that diagnose
and treat sexually transmitted infections (STI)
and provide information about condom use and other
STI prevention methods. Care is offered at no
cost, and on a first-come, first-serve basis.