If you are in a high risk group to contract HIV, the Illinois Department of Public Health wants you to get tested. It’s estimated that about one in five people with HIV don’t even know they are affected. Public health spokesperson Sabrina Miller says with HIV no longer a death sentence, it’s important to know your status and take control.
The greatest number of new infections are among gay and bisexual men, and IV drug users. To find an HIV testing site near you, call toll-free 1-800-AID-AIDS.