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Harm reduction
STD/HIV clinics
Programs for men who have sex with men

 
Illinois Department of Public Health, Viral Hepatitis Integration Program
Program name: Illinois Department of Public Health, Viral Hepatitis Integration Program 
Population served: Men who have sex with men (MSM), injection drug users (IDUs), and sex partners of MSMs and IDUs
Eligibility: Clients attending an HIV/STD clinic or outreach site
Region served: Illinois (excluding the city of Chicago)
Funding: State and federal funds
Program started: January 2001
Number of clients: 5,000 at-risk clients/year
Contact: Richard Zimmerman
Illinois Department of Public Health
STD Section
525 W. Jefferson St., Ground Floor
Springfield, IL 62761
Phone: (217) 782-2747
Fax: (217) 524-5443
Email: rzimmerm@idph.state.il.us
Website: None
Description:

In the fall of 2000, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) received funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to integrate viral hepatitis prevention services into existing programs. The funding allowed IDPH to assist six local health departments to pilot integration of hepatitis A, B and C prevention services to at-risk clients being served in STD/HIV clinics; to explore the feasibility of expanding hepatitis prevention services to other settings that reach clients at increased risk of acquiring hepatitis; to support the costs of administering hepatitis A and B vaccines; to provide serological screening for hepatitis B and C for IDUs; to collect, tabulate and analyze data and provide feedback to local health departments on progress toward meeting viral hepatitis prevention objectives; and to collect, tabulate and analyze data to identify the costs of establishing and providing hepatitis prevention services and their impact on existing local prevention programs.

The six local health department (LHD) agencies are targeting hepatitis prevention services to men who have sex with men (MSMs), injection drug users (IDUs) and sex partners of MSMs and IDUs. The pilot sites have existing infrastructure in place to target MSM and IDU populations through various outreach efforts in county juvenile detention centers, county jails, local drug treatment centers, syringe exchange programs and agencies that serve MSM populations.


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