The AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Center on Halsted are thrilled to announce the launch of Chicagoland’s first HIV Resource Hub. The Hub will officially open for business on Friday, February 14, 2020.
What is the HIV Resource Hub?
The HIV Resource Hub is a new initiative funded by the Chicago Department of Public Health to expand the number of people who are linked to and successfully use HIV services in the Chicago area. The Resource Hub will provide comprehensive information and direct connections to HIV services for people living with and vulnerable to HIV. Individual assessments will be provided to identify specific needs and connection to appropriate resources.
How will providers and clients be able to connect with the HIV Resource Hub?
There will be multiple ways that people can access the HIV Resource Hub. It will include a web portal for clients and providers, a call center that is connected to Center on Halsted 1–844–482–4040 (1–844-HUB-4040), email HUB@centeronhalsted.org, and in-person assistance at Center on Halsted and community venues from a team of outreach experts.
Who will benefit from the HIV Resource Hub services?
Chicagoland people who are living with HIV and are seeking medical and other supportive resources and people who are HIV negative and are interested in learning about and connecting to prevention services such as PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis). Services provided can include: HIV testing and PrEP support, mental health counseling, medical transportation, primary care, housing navigation and more.
What can HIV service providers do to help?
Stay tuned! We’ll be sharing more information in the coming days. The HIV Resource Hub will be able to help you address the Social Determinants of Health so your clients/patients access and are retained in services.
We are excited to be a part of an effort that will help Chicagoland residents get the information they need and connections to HIV services.
Modesto Tico Valle,
Chief Executive Officer, Center on Halsted