Illinois ranks 7th in the nation when it comes to new HIV infections. Tests are free and confidential at testing centers across the state, and results come back in just 20 minutes. The CDC estimates about one in five Americans living with HIV don't know they have it. Sabrina Miller with the Illinois Department of Public Health says people should always know their status.
Illinois also ranks 5th nationwide in the estimated number of AIDS cases. For more information about learning your status, call 1-800-AID-AIDS.