Groups -- Health

AIDS/HIV

Champaign

HIV Support Group (2002 A,P)
This group is targeted toward positive individuals, but no one is turned away for wanting to learn. It includes open discussion, socializing, and education. Meets last Monday of the month (unless a federal holiday), 1:00-2:30 p.m., Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Off-Site Clinic, 24 E. Green, Champaign.
Call: Darrell Scott (217) 531-5383
Email:
Write: Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, 201 Kenyon Rd., Champaign IL 61820

Livingston

Pontiac Support Group (2017 F,L)
The Pontiac Support Group is for those individuals with an AIDS/HIV diagnosis. The group focuses on supporting these individuals and assisting them in obtaining, sustaining, and succeeding in healthcare. The group will focus on improving an individual's knowledge of health and reading lab results; tracking improvements; increasing understanding of applicable laws and understanding impacts when disclosure of the diagnosis is mandatory. Meetings are restricted to only those individuals with AIDS/HIV so that those newly diagnosed can focus on self-acceptance as well as education. Attendees will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement. Adherence Counseling and Peer Services will also be offered. Meets 3rd Tuesday, 4:00p.m., meeting location provided upon proof of diagnosis.
Call: Darrell Scott (217) 531-5355
Email:
Local Website: http://www.c-uphd.org/

Vermilion

Danville HIV Support Group (2013 F,L)
This support group is for individuals dealing with the diagnosis, treatment, stigma, and acceptance of HIV/AIDS. These meetings are confidential and all participants will be asked to sign a confidentiality statement regarding the participants, discussion, and attendees. Meetings vary from having speakers on various topics to open forum meetings where the group discussions are based on attendees' specific issues. Group activities have been organized from cookouts to holiday pot-lucks. Support group flyers/reminders can be sent to interested parties prior to the meetings. Referral information for case management services or peer navigator services are also offered. Meets 2nd Thursday of the month, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Prairie Center, 1222 East Voorhees, Danville.
Call: (217) 531-5355
Email:
Local Website: c-uphd.org
Write: Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, 201 W. Kenyon Road, Champaign, IL 61820