Facts and Figures
Since the start of the epidemic, 35,735 cases of HIV and AIDS have been reported in Chicago according to a report realeased by the Chicago Department of Public Health. Humboldt Park and West Town both have prevelance rates well above the city and nation.
- Having unprotected sex
- Having another STD
- Using intravenous drugs
- Being an uncircumcised man
Symptoms may be like cold/flu symptoms in the early stages of the virus. The only way to know for sure is to get tested.
Mayo Clinic - HIV/AIDS
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Chicago Department of Public Health
Erie Family Health Center
Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center
UIC Community Outreach Intervention Project
*information obtained from the Mayo Clinic HIV/AIDS webpage