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HIV/AIDS Services & Ministry

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Articles, News & Events

Raymond's Journey Towards Success
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by Communications
Raymond is a 58 year old, single male, diagnosed with HIV since the mid 80’s. Through a referral to Catholic Charities from the AIDS foundation of Chicago, Celina has been his Case Manager since 2015. 
National Ethnic HIV/AIDS Awareness Days
Sunday, January 01, 2017 by Communications
Ethan Succeeds With Support of Catholic Charities
Friday, June 10, 2016 by Communications
“Ethan” is a single male who has been living with HIV for 5 years. While he had worked in retail previously, he is currently unable to work and is receiving disability benefits. He uses the Catholic Charities Care Cupboard food pantry, transportation services and attends our support groups. read more...
Tackling a Tough Diagnosis
Friday, November 01, 2013 by Communications
Tackling a Tough Diagnosis
Article from Spirit Magazine from Winter 2012 talking about the HIV/AIDS Latino Support Group in Lake County.
HIV/AIDS: Some Common Myths/Misconceptions
Thursday, October 31, 2013 by Communications

  • HIV/AIDS is now under control.
  • People who are HIV+ but look and feel healthy cannot spread the virus.
  • You can get HIV/AIDS by donating blood.
  • You can get HIV/AIDS from being bitten by a mosquito.
HIV/AIDS Facts Behind the Myths
Thursday, October 31, 2013 by Communications

  • Even if they look and feel healthy, persons infected with HIV can spread the virus to others.  Even if the person is asymptomatic, the virus is actively multiplying.  More than 1/4th of persons infected with HIV in the United States DO NOT KNOW THAT THEY ARE INFECTED.