A collaboration of healthcare agenciesincluding the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center and other AIDS service organizations throughout the city of Chicagoannounced the launch of a campaign called "STEP UP, GET TESTED: ChicaGO for 5K," the first-ever collaborative National HIV Testing Day event series for the city.
More than 20 organizations are joining forces to help increase HIV-testing efforts in the most underserved communities in the Chicagoland throughout June.
Some special events planned for the month include:
June 21, 9-11 p.m.: Night Ministry Mobile Van Testing at the corner of Belmont and Halsted, hosted by the ministry
June 23, 4-6 p.m.: Dyke March at Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Dr., hosted by Asian Human Services
June 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: The Care Center at Jackson Park Hospital, 7531 S. Stony Island, hosted by the hospital
June 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: STEP UP, GET TESTED at the Fantus Clinic courtyard, 1901 W. Harrison St., hosted by the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center
See www.CookCountyHHS.org for more info.