People Organizing Progress (POP)

JOIN US for drop-in program hosted by The Village at 1525 E. 55th St. Ste. 205 every Thursday from 6pm-9pm. Come each week for food, giveaways, services, and activities.

For more information on activities and services, add The Village on Facebook or contact Billy Davis.

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Check out, a citywide, sex positive media campaign designed to increase awareness of PrEP. The ads are throughout Chicago on CTA trains and buses, as well as a bus shelter at State and Lake. If you have any questions about PrEP and/or want help accessing it phone our PrEP line at 872-215-1905.

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Connect Health

A sexual health clinic provided by The University of Chicago Medicine can provide a wide range of care related to the prevention and treatment of STIs.

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The Expanded HIV Testing Initiative

The Expanded HIV Testing and Linkage to Care Program (xTLC) institutes routine testing programs in disproportionately affected populations in Chicago. We collaborate with community-based organizations and hospitals to ensure that HIV testing and subsequent linkage to care becomes a standard and unstigmatized part of health care.

Center for HIV Elimination Spotlight

Russell Brewer

Russell Brewer

Russell Brewer, DrPH, MPH

Dr. Russell Brewer currently serves as Research Associate Professor at the University of Chicago Medicine and Director of Community Engagement at the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination. He recently joins the CCHE team from New Orleans, Louisiana. From 2011-2017 he was the Director of the HIV/STI Portfolio at the Louisiana Public Health Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has more than 19 years of experience in program development, implementation, evaluation, and public health research in a variety of settings (e.g., non-profit, governmental public health, and philanthropy) and levels (e.g., local, state, and national). 

Sarah Nakasone sat down with him on his first week as Director of Community Engagement here at CCHE.

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When was the last time you had an HIV or STI test? We can help you find somewhere to get tested.

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Have you recently been diagnosed with HIV or an STI? We can help you notify partners, anonymously or otherwise.

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