You have lots of options for getting tested! You can:
Not in Chicago? Use the CDC's search engine to find a clinic near you.
If you have been diagnosed with HIV or a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and would like to ask any sex or needle-sharing partners to get tested, OR if you know someone who you think was exposed to HIV or an STI, we can help you tell them anonymously. We will send them a personal message which does not include any information that can be used to identify you.
“This is a message from the University of Chicago Medicine. Someone who knows you thinks you might be at risk for HIV or STIs. For help getting a free test, call 1-866-747-0074. "
Once we have sent this message, it will be up to the recipient to obtain testing. We will send the message only once, and we will not contact you further. Your information will be permanently deleted from our system and will not be used for any other purpose.
Please note: We cannot tell you if the recipient has received a test, nor can we guarantee that they do so.
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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.