C2P Executive Director Matt Richards and CCHE Director of Prevention Rebecca Eavou at LoveFest 2013. Photo by Vern Hester.

CCHE's active programs facilitate increased HIV testing in several community-based organizations and hospital emergency rooms on Chicago's South Side. Our new HIV FOCUS program allows us to rigorously monitor and encourage testing within our own insitution's medical center. We are also equipped to provide social support services to members of the broad local community. 

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.