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Steamworks works closely with AIDS Foundation Chicago, Howard Brown, AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) to be a partner in your sexual health.  With these partners we offer a variety of on site testing, outreach and counseling.

Testing and Outreach Schedule

Howard Brown 4 pm – 7 pm
HIV/STI Screening and Treatment and On site Meningitis Vaccinations Co-sponsored testing and treatment program provided by Howard Brown and Steamworks is open to the public.

AIDS Foundation of Chicago 8 pm – 12 am
Rapid HIV testing for all Steamworks members.

Thursdays 9:30 pm – 1 am
Howard Brown
Howard Brown provides rapid HIV testing and outreach and On site Meningitis Vaccinations.

Fridays 7 pm – 10 pm
Mr. Sexx Mr. Sexx is a licensed counselor for one on one counseling.  He’s in room 228. It’s free and it’s important to your health.

TPAN 9 pm – 12 am
Test Positive Aware Network provides onsite rapid HIV testing for members.

2nd & 4th Saturdays 10 pm – 2 am
Chicago House
 Rapid HIV Testing and Outreach


Testing, outreach and counseling  FAQ

Q: What type of technologies does Howard Brown use for STI/STD & HIV testing?

A: Howard Brown Health Center offers a variety of confidential services including OraQuick HIV screening.  Syphilis testing (Vendipuncture blood draw), Gonorrhea and Chlamydia screening (urine) HIV prevention counseling and Testing Together; HIV testing and counseling service for couples that allow partners to receive rapid results, together.

Q: Where can I get more information?

A: For more information from Howard Brown you can visit their website or you can call Sam, the manager of outreach services at (773) 388-8892.

Q: What type of technologies does AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) use for STI/STD & HIV testing?

A: AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) administers OraQuick Advance rapid HIV testing on-site at Steamworks, and also provides free condoms and lubricant.

Q: Where can I get more information?

A: For more information about HIV testing, prevention counseling, or other supportive services, visit the AIDS Foundation of Chicago website or call 312-922-2322.

Q: What type of technologies does TPAN use for STI/STD & HIV testing?

A: Test Positive Aware Network uses the Orasure brand Oraquick Rapid HIV ½ testing technology that uses mucosal fluid to identify antibodies to HIV 1 or 2 in twenty minutes. So basically: no blood!

Q: Where can I get more information?

A: Test Positive Aware Network’s services.

Q: What type of outreach and interaction does Mr. Sexx use?

A: Test Positive Aware Network manages the Mr. Sexx program at Steamworks Chicago. Mr. Sexx is an innovative program that provides patrons of Steamworks Chicago with access to a counselor for the purposes of general or specific inquiries. Mr. Sexx can address issues related to sex such as harm reduction techniques, STIs, HIV and sexuality but Mr. Sexx can also assist those with questions or issues around any number of topics such as depression, anxiety, stigma and any other host of mental health issues. Whether you stay for a minute or stay for an hour, Mr. Sexx is there to help.

Q: Where can I get more information?

A: For more information about Mr. Sexx and Test Positive Aware Network and its services, please call them directly at (773) 989-9400 or visit them on the web.

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