PERSONAL HEALTH SERVICES

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Communicable Disease Surveillance
 
Genetics Program
 
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)  Hearing & Vision Screening 

Hepatitis C Testing
 

HIV Testing
 
Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program  Immunization Clinic  
International Travel  Lead Program Perinatal Hepatitis B Program School Physicals 
Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic
 
Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance
 
TB Clinic  PrEP


What is HIV?

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It weakens a person's immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection.  No effective cure exits for HIV. But with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled. 
Click here for more information on HIV.

The only way to know for sure whether you have HIV is to get tested.
1 in 8 people with HIV don't know they have it.  Get tested.

Should I Get Tested For HIV?

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) everyone ages 13 to 64 should get tested for HIV at least once. If you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant, get tested as early as possible to protect yourself and your baby.

You should get tested at least once a year if:

  • You’re a sexually active gay or bisexual man. Some sexually active gay and bisexual men may benefit from more    frequent testing (every 3 to 6 months).
  • You’ve had sex with an HIV-positive partner.
  • You’ve had more than one partner since your last HIV test.
  • You’ve shared needles or works to inject drugs.
  • You’ve exchanged sex for drugs or money.
  • You have another sexually transmitted disease, hepatitis, or tuberculosis.
  •  You’ve had sex with anyone who has done anything listed above or with someone whose sexual history you don’t know.

 

HIV Testing

Confidential or anonymous rapid testing is available.  Call to check eligibility and make an appointment.  HIV testing is also part of our routine STD screenings offered in our sexual health clinics.  STD Clinic  Walk-in HIV tests are welcome.

For more information, call (618) 692-8954 ext. 2 or

  • Patty Gabel (618) 296-6090
  • Terri Hart (618) 296-6057
  • Amanda Pruitt (618) 296-6085

Resources for Individuals Living with HIV

Illinois HIV Care Connect is an extensive, statewide network of health care and support services for people living with HIV.  If you are interested in additional HIV resources, contact Illinois HIV Care Connect.

 

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