Contact your local Illinois HIV Care Connect office to enroll or refer.
Illinois HIV Care Connect is an extensive, statewide network of medical case management, health care and support services for people living with HIV. By enrolling, HIV+ individuals can find the services they need to achieve optimal health and self-sufficiency. Health care providers treating HIV+ individuals are encouraged to refer them to Illinois HIV Care Connect.
A personal case manager helps HIV+ individuals who enroll to find needed services.
HIV Care Connect provides access to health care and a broad range of support services.
Illinois HIV/AIDS Ryan White Part B HIV Care Connect Lead Agency Consortia Funding Opportunity. Deadline: March 21, 2014
Now live in EGrAMS, this funding opportunity is listed on the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Funding Opportunity Web site. (Ryan White Part B Lead Agents 2014). The submission deadline for this grant application is March 21, 2014, 5 p.m.
Ryan White Part B funds are provided to IDPH through a federal grant specifically for the provision of medical and support services to Illinoisans living with HIV/AIDS. IDPH uses eight HIV Care Connect regional networks to accomplish this objective and meet this federal obligation. This funding opportunity is to act as a lead agency in one of these eight regional networks to ensure the provision of necessary medical and support services to people in Illinois living with HIV, increase the numbers of minority and disproportionately infected individuals in medical care, and improve collaborations and community engagement at the local level.
Listen to a presentation about the Affordable Care Act and Ryan White Part B Services
Jeffrey Maras, the Ryan White Part B administrator at the Illinois Department of Public Health, recently presented at a townhall meeting about the Affordable Care Act and Ryan White Part B Services. Access his audio/slide presentation.
Illinois Quality of Life (QOL) and African-American HIV/AIDS Response Act (AAARA) Funding Opportunities. The QOL Request for Funding due date has been extended to Feb. 21, 2014, and the AAARA due date to Feb. 28. Submit all applications through the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Electronic Grant Application Management System (EGrAMS). EGrAMS trainings will be held on Feb. 14 and 18. For more information, review the documents through following links:
To learn more about the QOL opportunities, contact India Willis-Jackson 312-814-48720 or Yolanda Pinkney 312-814-7974. To learn more about the AAARA opportunities, contact LaRhonda Williams 217-557-3677 or Jamie Gates 217-557-3670.
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The Common Patient Assistance Program Application (CPAPA), is now available here. This single common application allows uninsured individuals living with HIV and/or their providers/caregivers to use one application to apply for multiple patient assistance programs (PAPs) that together provide an entire course of antiretroviral therapy.
AIDSinfo announces the release of the updated Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents. The guidelines' preface, What's New in the Guidelines?, summarizes key updates including changes in the sections on Laboratory Testing, What to Start, and Considerations for Antiretroviral Use in Patients with Coinfections. The updated guidelines include a new table format presenting antiretroviral-associated adverse events by drug class. Significant changes from the previous version of the guidelines are highlighted in yellow throughout the document.
View the new Ryan White HIV/AIDS history video
How to Coordinate ADAP and CHIC Coverage with the Affordable Care Act
If you are currently enrolled or are interested in enrolling in the Illinois AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) or the Continuation of Health Insurance Coverage (CHIC) Program, you may need to coordinate this coverage with an insurance plan available through the Affordable Care Act marketplace (GetCoveredIllinois.gov), which opened on Oct. 1, 2013.
There are certain insurance plans that qualify for use with ADAP and CHIC. Please click the link below pertaining to your current coverage for additional information and instructions about what you are required to do:
Calendar of Events
For your convenience, Illinois HIV Care Connect has links to information about training, educational and other events for health care professionals and HIV+ individuals.
Living with HIV? Start taking positive steps to health today.
Today, many HIV+ individuals are living long and fulfilling lives. The key is getting early and effective HIV treatment. Take two important steps: call your local Illinois HIV Care Connect office and see a doctor experienced in treating HIV.
A project of the Illinois Public Health Association, Illinois HIV Care Connect is funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health