On World AIDS Day, progress being made in treatment, prevention

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Thursday is World AIDS Day. It's a global event held annually on December 1. (WLS)

Thursday is World AIDS Day. It's a global event held annually on December 1. It honors people living with HIV, the families, friends, and caregivers who support them. It's also a day to reflect on those who have lost their lives to the battle.

In Illinois, an estimated 43,500 people live with HIV or AIDS, and in Chicago, approximately 25,500 people live with the disease. For more specific info, the CDPH released a 2015 surveillance report here.

National data at a glance: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/statistics/overview/hiv-at-a-glance-factsheet.pdf

Illinois fact sheet: http://dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/publications/1-27-16-OHP-HIVfactsheet-Overview.pdf

Chicago fact sheet: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdph/provdrs/sti_hiv_aids/news/2015/december/cdph-announces-diagnoses-of-hiv-are-down-for-the-13th-consecutiv.html

Howard Brown Health locations (www.howardbrown.org):

Uptown:

4025 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60613

Lakeview:
3245 N. Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60657

Broadway Youth Center:
615 W. Wellington Avenue Chicago, IL 60657

Rogers Park:
6500 N. Clark Street Chicago IL 60626

Englewood:
641 W. 63rd St. Chicago, IL 60621

Contact Chicago House: www.chicagohouse.org.
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