Windy City Media Group Frontpage News Home
CELEBRATING 29+ YEARS OF Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender NEWS

Search Gay News Articles
Advanced Search
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2015-01-28
Download Issue
  News Index   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds     AIDS @ 32       Marriage
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime

5TH WARD Urban policy pro Jocelyn Hare runs for 5th Ward seat 5TH WARD
Urban policy pro
Jocelyn Hare runs
for 5th Ward seat
Growing up in a multiracial household as the granddaughter of first-generation Chinese ...

Browse Gay News Index   Browse Gay News Archives
  Windy City Times

Center for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention opens in Uptown
From a news release
2013-01-28

facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


CHICAGO, IL — Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (formerly Children's Memorial Hospital) has relocated the Center for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention to the Uptown community.

Located at 4711 N. Broadway, the Center for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention promotes outreach and education strategies aimed at preventing the onset of HIV among adolescents and young adults, as well as medication and treatments to patients of limited means.

"The move of our center to the Uptown community is critical in reaching the youth that is most prone to contracting HIV or those that are unaware that they are currently infected," said Robert Garofalo, MD, Director of the Center for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention at Lurie Children's. "Being in closer proximity to our patient population will allow the Center to conduct in depth evaluations, which will result in better health and quality of life for our patients."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 50 adolescents and young adults each day acquire HIV through risky behavior. The adolescent/young adult populations most susceptible to this disease include, but are not limited to, homeless, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

"Our No. 1 priority is to ensure that these adolescents and teens are receiving the proper education on this disease," said Garofalo who is also an assistant professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. "Our programs address protection from acquiring and transmitting HIV, encourage HIV testing and early treatment, and empower this high risk population to make safer decisions about their health and behavior."

The Center is also engaged in several novel outreach initiatives that are partially funded through a grant from the Chicago Department of Public Health, including a linkage-to-care intervention for HIV-positive young people using the State of Illinois AIDS/HIV & STD hotline system. Through this initiative, young adults have access to a free and anonymous service that connects them to a linkage-to-care counselor for HIV-positive adolescents and young adults seeking medical care within the city of Chicago.

"This move is essential to our community-based care initiatives as it allows us to partner with other Uptown nonprofit organizations that serve the same target community most prone to this disease," said Garofalo.

To learn more about the efforts of the Center for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention, visit http://www.chicagochildrensresearch.org/gender/.

Lurie Children's Hospital is the pediatric training ground for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and one of only a handful of U.S. children's hospitals with a dedicated pediatric research center.


facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily
agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here.
Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you
stay on this page, the more you help us.

Ariz. Superior Court overturns Jones conviction 2015-01-30
LGBTQ community outraged with ongoing transgender homicides 2015-01-29
Five Worth Finding 2015-01-27
AFC's 30 year gala May 16, star of Transparent master of ceremonies 2015-01-27
Transgender woman of color killed in Texas 2015-01-27
Saks withdraws argument that trans people not covered by Title VII 2015-01-26
Lamia Beard, transgender woman of color, killed in Norfolk 2015-01-22
Out at CHM opens series with transgender resilience 2015-01-22
Chicago City Council prohibits police profiling of trans* people 2015-01-21
Study: Bisexual women face poorer mental health 2015-01-21
Equality Illinois introduces 'Growing Your Family' series 2015-01-21
EI to honor TransLife; Out at CHM presents Transmopolitan 2015-01-21
Local LGBT branch of Mensa to relaunch 2015-01-20
Palm Center to Pres Obama: Address trans military ban in State of the Union 2015-01-15
ASK LAMBDA LEGAL Transgender people and jail 2015-01-14
Fertility doctor helps lesbian couple become mothers 2015-01-13
Open Door Clinic's Dr. Constance Pachucki talks AIDS patients, career 2015-01-13
Get Covered Illinois hosts discussion for LGBT stakeholders 2015-01-12
New Girls on the Block explores lives in transition 2015-01-12
'Transparent' very visible at Golden Globes 2015-01-11
Study compares mental health of trans, non-trans youth 2015-01-09
LGBT Chicago Area Mensa reactivates 2015-01-07
India elects first third-gender mayor 2015-01-07
Trans march in Philadelphia 2015-01-07
Trans teen's death sparks movement 2015-01-07
National roundup: Nominee yanked; Maloney's request; Philly trans march 2015-01-06
Nominations open for 2015 Trans 100 2014-12-31
VIEWS: Why Laverne Cox should be fifth 'View' co-host 2014-12-30
PASSAGES Leelah Alcorn 2014-12-30
LGBT HealthLink grades states on LGBT tobacco integration 2014-12-29
Detroit LGBTQ community mourns passing of transgender man 2014-12-26
Michigan transgender man, missing since Dec. 10, found dead 2014-12-24
Tech talk with trans journalist Ina Fried 2014-12-24
Elton John weds; Trans series in suburbs; Seacrest producing 2014-12-24
Notes: TransTech; Court on inmate's gender; UChicago Jabour 2014-12-23
ACLU files Federal complaint: School board segregates trans bathroom use 2014-12-19
TransTech announces donor matching program with MillerCoors 2014-12-18
Trans individual missing from Warren, Michigan area 2014-12-18
Guide provides vital information for transgender prisoners 2014-12-18
DOJ to recognize trans discrimination as sex discrimination 2014-12-18





Copyright © 2015 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 

Lesbian candidate vies to win seat as 46th Ward alderman
 
5TH WARD Urban policy pro Jocelyn Hare runs for 5th Ward seat
 
in the Life: David Garcia
 
Original 'ex-ex-gay' John Evans dies
 
Transgender woman of color killed in Texas
 
Windy City Times Current DownloadNightspots Current DownloadQueercast Current Download
Windy City Media Group BlogsJoin Our Email List!Donate Now
Sponsor


Sponsor

  News Index   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds     AIDS @ 32       Marriage
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video      News Videos      Nightspots Videos      Entertainment Videos      Queercast Videos      Comedy Videos     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.