Testing & Anonymous Notification

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Get Tested



The CDC recommends getting tested every 3 to 6 months. At the Village, we provide a variety of STI testing for syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, as well as rapid and viral load testing for HIV at no cost. Serving our primarily Black and queer client base, we understand how important breaking down barriers between care can be.

We are also currently providing free COVID-19 testing. Wellness is a process; continue protecting your health by checking in with us regularly. For more information: hivelimination.uchicago.edu or schedule your testing appointment with us today: 773-834-2468.

You have lots of options for getting tested! You can:

Call our hotline at 1-866-747-0074 or email “I need an HIV test” to hivelimination@uchicago.edu

Find the Chicago Department of Public Health or Planned Parenthood clinic closest to you for free HIV or STI testing.

Not in Chicago? Use the CDC‘s search engine to find a clinic near you.

Share Safely

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.

  • First, provide us with as much information as possible by filling out this form (you must enter either a phone number or email for the recipient for us to contact him/her)
  • When we receive the form, we will email or text you within 24 hours to confirm that the information you provided is accurate
  • You must send your confirmation within 24 hours
  • Within 24 hours after you reply to us, we will send this to the recipient:

“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.

Thank you for encouraging others to get tested!