CHICAGO --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):
4025 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60613
3245 N. Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60657
Broadway Youth Center:
615 W. Wellington Avenue Chicago, IL 60657
6500 N. Clark Street Chicago IL 60626
641 W. 63rd St. Chicago, IL 60621
Contact Chicago House: www.chicagohouse.org.