HIV Testing & Treatment

The HIV & STD program provides caring and trained confidential staff to help you navigate health care resources.

Medical Case Management

The DeKalb County Health Department provides Medical Case Management services by appointment to HIV+ individuals and their families.  Our client-centered services link individuals with health care and other available resources in order to empower people living with HIV to lead healthy and independent lives.  The program is funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and our Case Manager is a trained, professional counselor.  Any individual who is HIV+ and resides in DeKalb, Lee or Ogle County may be eligible for a variety of Case Management services.

Medical Case Management Services That May Be Available Include:

  • Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance
  • Food Assistance
  • Legal Services
  • Medical Transportation Assistance
  • Mental Health Services
  • Oral Health Care
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Outpatient/Ambulatory Medical Care
  • AIDS Drug Assistance Program

STD Testing and Treatment

The DeKalb County Health Department has a STD testing and treatment program and safe, private, and confidential HIV testing and counseling services.  Call (815) 748-2420 for more information.  “What to talk about at your STD testing appointment (pdf)”

Partner Treatment

The DeKalb County Health Department provides treatment to eligible individuals whose partner has been diagnosed with Chlamydia, Gonorrhea or Syphilis for the low cost of $10.00.  STD partner treatments are an important piece in reducing rates of transmission of sexually transmitted diseases within our community.  For more information about STD Partner Treatment Services, please call (815) 748-2467.

PrEP

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. PrEP is a medication that when used consistently, has been shown to prevent HIV infection in someone who is exposed to HIV through unprotected sex or injection drug use. If you think you may be at high risk for HIV, talk to your healthcare provider about whether PrEP is right for you.

For more information about PrEP or to find a provider that prescribes PrEP, www.prep4love.com

Frequently Asked Questions

General STD Information 

IDPH
CDC      

HIV/AIDS 

Aids Foundation of Chicago
The Body, Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Howard Brown Health Center
Illinois HIV Care Connect
Poz Magazine

LGBTQ Resources 

Northern Illinois University LGBT Resource Center
Youth Outlook

Contact Us- Confidential Numbers

Phone: 815-748-2467

Fax: 815-748-2440