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Epidemiological Overview

HIV Prevention Plan

From the Fall 2013 STI/HIV Chicago Surveillance Report (as of the end of 2011):

1,008 HIV cases diagnosed in 2011

21,555 people living with HIV/AIDS

People living with HIV/AIDS
79% male
21% female

51% Black, Non-Hispanic
25% White, Non-Hispanic
18% Hispanic
5% Other, Non-Hispanic

Transmission group
59% male sex with male
16% injection drug use (IDU)
18% heterosexual
6% male sex with male/IDU
2% other

(Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding.)


Download the 2012-2014 Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan.

The Chicago EMA EIIHA Strategy (Strategy) is based upon a comprehensive system of HIV services conducted in collaboration with the Ryan White Part A grantee, the CDPH HIV Prevention Program, the Ryan White Part B grantee, the Illinois Department of Public Health HIV Prevention Program, community agencies, the Illinois Prevention Community Planning Group (PCPG), and the Chicago Area HIV Integrated Services Council (CAHISC) that promote the following: targeted testing and counseling of individuals with respect to HIV/AIDS; linkages with key points of entry that facilitate follow-up; referral services providing access to care; health education and literacy training enabling clients to navigate the HIV system of care; partner services activities that identify HIV positive (both diagnosed and undiagnosed) individuals and their sex and needle sharing partners, and link/re- engage them to HIV care and services.

HIV Prevention Planning Body

Health Department

The Chicago Area HIV Integrated Services Council (CAHISC) is an integrated planning council which provides guidance on the allocation of funding to providers to deliver HIV prevention, care and housing services to the Chicago Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA). CAHISC is a 42-member body of volunteers and appointed members comprised of providers and consumers of HIV services, as well as federal and local government liaisons working in partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to make informed planning decisions for the services provided to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and those at risk of acquiring HIV infection. Chicago is among the first large metropolitan areas to integrate planning for prevention, care and housing services for HIV. This integration is aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy designed by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy and outlines basic goals to reduce new HIV infections, increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS and reduce HIV-related health disparities.

HIV prevention programs are coordinated by the Chicago Department of Public Health, Division of STD/HIV/AIDS, Prevention Program.

Local Prevention Partners

HIV & STI Testing Sites

Download the City of Chicago’s 2010 HIV prevention-funded organizations.

The Chicago Department of Public Health’s STI Specialty Clinics & HIV Early Intervention Services are drop-in clinics that diagnose and treat sexually transmitted infections (STI) and provide information about condom use and other STI prevention methods. Care is offered at no cost, and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Homegrown Interventions

Key Links


Chicago Department of Public Health, Division of STD/HIV/AIDS

Chicago Area HIV Integrated Services Council (CAHISC)

Washington, DC

HIV in the US and Urban America

Data and Surveillance

Expert Links

2011 Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services | Photos: See Change (www.see-change.com) and istockphoto.com (models for illustrative purposes).