The Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) HIV Prevention Program
provides HIV counseling and testing services to targeted high risk populations,
both on-site at the WCHD and at many fixed sites in the community. 
Anonymous and confidential testing is available using rapid testing technology.
This type of HIV test can give you initial results within 20 minutes.
Staff also performs individual behaviorally-based
counseling that focuses on HIV risk reduction. 
We recommend HIV testing for:
  • Men who have unprotected sex with other men 
  • Anyone who injects drugs and shares needles or works with others 
  • Anyone who has unprotected sex with an injection drug user or a man who has sex with other men 
  • Anyone who has a sexually transmitted disease 
  • Anyone who exchanges sex for money or drugs 
Linkage to care, case management, and partner notification services are free to anyone who tests positive for HIV. With the HIV positive person’s permission, staff can help contact all sex and/or needle-sharing partners to inform them of potential HIV risks.
If you would like more information regarding the HIV Prevention Program, please call (815) 720-4066
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