Blister-pack lamp at AIDS 2010 in Vienna.

CCHE has also developed a very strong education and training program, including courses for undergraduate, doctoral and first and fourth year medical students.  These are very popular courses including a “Big Problems” course in the College.  Within Pritzker, first year medical students actually learn how to run HIV prevention programs at schools in Chicago, a program initially spearheaded in collaboration with Michelle Obama in 2005.  Clinical training is also given to students, resident, and fellows in the clinics and on the inpatient consult services.  We also have formal CME-accredited programs for training of domestic and international physicians in collaboration with the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center.  

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.