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Sexually Transmitted Infections Testing

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Howard Brown Health provides free community HIV and STI screening in Evanston

Services include HIV prevention counseling, rapid HIV screening (finger prick), and confidential syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia screenings.  Screenings are offered at the Evanston Public Library in the Small Community Meeting Room (first floor), 1703 Orrington Ave from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month.  No appointment is needed. 

The 2020 dates for this program are listed below.

January 13           July 13

February 10        August 10

March 9               September 14

April 13                October 12

May 11                  November 9

June 8                  December 14

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STI and HIV Resources

If you have questions, want to talk to someone about where you can get tested or just want more information on STIs or HIV, call the HIV/STI hotline at 1-800-243-2437 every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. to speak with a trained counselor in English or Spanish.

Are you living with HIV and need help with services like medical care, medication, support programs or housing? Check out Illinois HIV Care Connect to find out how to sign up for assistance.

If you’re HIV positive and pregnant, you can get specialized information and linkage to services by calling the 24/7 Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline at 1-800-439-4079. This hotline is also for use by clinicians treating pregnant patients with HIV.



After Hours Communication

For after hours communicable disease or bioterrorism emergencies, please call 847-448-4311 and stay on the line to be connected to someone immediately.