HIV Innovation in Illinois

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Organizations and professionals serving the Illinois HIV community continue to develop innovative approaches to HIV research, prevention, treatment and support services. This webpage serves as the introduction to a series of articles about this innovation.

Data About HIV In Illinois Found On New Interactive Dashboard, featuring the new Getting to Zero Illinois HIV Dashboard and project co-leads Gregory Phillips and Nanette Benbow of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Central Illinois Friends — Meeting People Where They Are for HIV Care, featuring Friends’ new clinic in Normal and executive director Deric Kimler.

Transgender Women with HIV Learn From and Bond with Peers, featuring the Community Wellness Project (CWP), the Transgender Women Involved in Strategies for Transformation (TWIST) program, and CWP executive director and co-founder Dana Williams.

Corazón Community Services Brings Innovative HIV Testing and Support to Cicero/Berwyn, featuring Vanessa Melgoza and Corazón’s efforts in service of the primarily Latinx population, including those living with HIV.

From PrEP to Telehealth – Improving Care for Rural Illinois Patients, featuring Wiley Jenkins, Ph.D., and the RuralHarmony coalition, which addresses health care challenges experienced by the rural Illinois community.

University of Illinois Researchers Study the Control of HIV Decision-Making in Single Cells, featuring Roy Dar’s research team at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Decriminalization of HIV in Illinois Happened Due to Collaboration Across the State, featuring Meg McElroy and Timothy S. Jackson of AIDS Foundation Chicago, which participated in the Illinois HIV Action Alliance’s successful effort to decriminalize HIV in Illinois.

Staff Diversity, Peer Navigation and Continuity of Care Distinguish The Project of the Quad Cities, featuring three staff members who share insights on The Project’s points of distinction in serving the LGBTQ+ community, particularly persons living with or at risk for HIV and hepatitis C.

Illinois LGBTQ+ Media Expand Influence, Reach Across State features media outlets created to give voice to communities of individuals with specific sexual orientations or gender identities. Over the last 35-plus years, they have evolved to become necessary to their audiences, covering the challenges these communities face while adapting to digital media. All of these media need advertising dollars, subscriptions or donations to continue their missions, with information about how to buy advertising available on their websites.

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