1-800-243-2437 - Call the Hotline:
*about your questions and concerns about HIV & STDs
*about where you can go for testing
*about your risk and how to protect yourself
You can talk to a counselor Monday through Friday from 9am to 9pm or on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm (Spanish speaking counselors are available as well as TTY (hearing impaired use only) 1-800-782-0423
http://www.idph.state.il.us/home.htm - Illinois Department of Public Health
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/dhap.htm - Center for Disease Control
http://www.projinf.org/ - Project Inform is a national nonprofit, community based organization working to end the AIDS epidemic. Our mission: Provide vital information on the diagnosis and treatment of HIV disease. Advocate for enlightened regulatory, research, and funding policies. Inspire people to make informed choices and to choose hope over despair.
http://www.aidschicago.org/home/index.php - Since 1985, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) has led the fight against HIV/AIDS in metropolitan Chicago. AFC grants funding for local HIV/AIDS care and prevention programs, advocates for sound AIDS policy and increased public support for AIDS services, and through our Service Providers Council, develops and implements strategies for coordinating AIDS care and prevention services.
http://www.hrsa.gov/ - The mission of The Health Resources and Services Administration is to improve and expand access to quality health care for all. HRSA is the federal agency from which many of the State's HIV programs are funded.
http://www.apha.org/ - The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health.
http://www.napwa.org/ - National Association of Persons Living with AIDS (NAPWA) advocates on behalf of all people living with HIV and AIDS in order to end the pandemic and the human suffering caused by HIV/AIDS.
http://www.nrharural.org/ - The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a nonprofit association composed of individual and organizational members who share a common interest in rural health.
http://www.aids-alliance.org/ - AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, children, youth, and families living with HIV/AIDS and to helping to stop the AIDS epidemic among young people, families, and communities.
http://www.womenhiv.org/aboutworld.html - WORLD was founded in April 1991 by women with HIV and now maintains the multiple programs for women.
http://www.hivdent.org/ - HIVDENT is a not-for-profit coalition of concerned health care professionals committed to assuring access to high quality oral health care services for adults, adolescents, and children living with HIV disease.
http://nmac.org/ - National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), established in 1987, is the premier national organization dedicated to developing leadership within the communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS.
http://aidsaction.org/ - AIDS Action is the national voice on AIDS. They are committed to advocating for people affected by HIV/AIDS "Until It's Over" - until no more people become infected with HIV, until people living with HIV have the care and support they need, and until a cure is found.