Central Illinois HIV Care Connect
Services for Persons with HIV/AIDS
Thank you for your interest in the Central Illinois HIV Care Connect. The Connect Program is funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006.
The purpose of the Connect program is to provide a comprehensive continuum of care for persons with HIV/AIDS. These services are offered throughout the region by a variety of specialized providers.
As a client of the program, a medical case manager will be assigned to you. They will link you with health care, psychosocial and other support services. An on-going assessment of your needs and personal support systems is essential to receiving HIV services.
- Documented proof of HIV/AIDS diagnosis
- Residency in one of the 18 counties in service region
- Enrollment in case management services
- Meet income guidelines
All of the following services require referral by a medical case manager and may not be available in all areas. Services may not be provided until all alternative resources have been exhausted.
- Dental Services
- Housing/Utility Assistance
- Legal Services
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling
- Nutritional Services
- Outpatient HIV Medical Services
- Transportation Services
Adams, Brown, Cass, Christian, DeWitt, Greene, Logan, Macon, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Piatt, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby
HIV and AIDS
AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is caused by a virus called Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which attacks certain white blood cells that protect the body against illness. AIDS is a life-threatening disease that causes the body to lose its natural protection against infection. A person with AIDS is more likely to become ill from infections, unusual types of pneumonia and cancer.