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HIV Screening

Did you know that 1 in 7 individuals living with HIV is unaware they are infected. UI Health is taking action to increase routine HIV screening so that patients are aware of their HIV status.

At UI Health, HIV screening is now included with routine bloodwork for all admitted patients ages 18-64, unless the patient declines.

The HIV test is:

  • Routine - offered with normal healthcare screenings at no cost
  • Accurate
  • Confidential - as part of your medical record
  • Voluntary - you can refuse to have the test by informing the provider

Knowing your HIV status can help you take steps to improve your health, prevent illnesses, and live a long, happy life.

If your test result is negative, talk to your provider about if and when to be retested for HIV and if taking medication to prevent HIV is right for you.

If your test result is positive, treatment is available to all, regardless of insurance status. Your care team at UI Health will help you get the right resources, support, and care you need to live a long, healthy life. Click here for more information about the Community Clinic Network and starting HIV Care at UI Health.

Related Document: Project Heal Brochure | Spanish

For more information about HIV screening at UI Health, email projectheal@uic.edu.