Hey, YOU! What are you doing (or NOT doing) to STAY HEALTHY?

These three Chicago Dept. of Public Health clinics offer free condoms and free, confidential (that means private) HIV testing to anyone age 12 and up. Be sure to call first to confirm that someone is available for the services that you need.

West Town Adolescent Specialty Clinic
2418 W. Division
Phone: (312) 742-4092
Tue.: 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.
Fri.: 8 a.m.– 4 p.m.
South Austin Specialty Clinic
4958 W. Madison
Phone: (312) 746-4871
Mon., Wed., Fri.: 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Tue., Thu.: 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.

31st Street Specialty
530 E. 31st St., 1st Floor
Phone: (312) 745-1493/1496
Mon., Wed., Fri.: 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Tue., Thu.: 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.

Chicago Recovery Alliance offers clean needles and counseling to help people struggling with addiction to stop abusing drugs and lower their risk of HIV. To learn more about them, check out their website www.anypositivechange.org or call Cheryl at 773-860-1804 or Hector at 847-830-9255.

If you want to volunteer, request someone to speak about HIV, or if you have questions, you can reach Better Existence with HIV (BEHIV) at www.behiv.org or 773-293-4740.

You can learn more about how HIV and AIDS can affect you, your health, and your world at www.thebody.org, www.data.org, www.cdc.gov, and www.unaids.org.

Remember: To lower the risk of HIV, a person can postpone sex, use a latex condom if he or she chooses to have sex, not share needles, get tested, talk to his or her partners and friends about HIV and AIDS, not abuse drugs and alcohol, and/or have one faithful, HIV-negative partner.