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Record #: R2018-841   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 7/25/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
Final action:
Title: Call for hearing(s) regarding Department of Public Health response to increase in incidences of sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS infections in Chicago
Sponsors: Ervin, Jason C., Taliaferro, Chris, Mitts, Emma, Villegas, Gilbert, Santiago, Milagros, Brookins, Jr., Howard, Arena, John, Austin, Carrie M., Beale, Anthony, Burke, Edward M., Burnett, Jr., Walter, Cappleman, James, Cardenas, George A., Willie B. Cochran, Curtis, Derrick G., Dowell, Pat, Foulkes, Toni, Hairston, Leslie A., Harris, Michelle A., Hopkins, Brian , King, Sophia D., Laurino, Margaret, Lopez, Raymond A., Maldonado, Roberto, Mell, Deborah, Mitchell, Gregory I., Moore, David H., Moore, Joseph, Moreno, Proco Joe, Munoz, Ricardo, Napolitano, Anthony V., O'Connor, Patrick, O'Shea, Matthew J., Pawar, Ameya, Quinn, Marty, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Reboyras, Ariel, Reilly, Brendan, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Sawyer, Roderick T., Scott, Jr. Michael, Silverstein, Debra L., Smith, Michele, Solis, Daniel, Sposato, Nicholas, Tabares, Silvana, Thompson, Patrick D., Tunney, Thomas, Waguespack, Scott
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
Attachments: 1. R2018-841.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

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Title:

Committee(s) Assignment:

Smith (43)

Solis (25)

Sposato (38)

Tabares (23)

Thompson (11)

Tunney (44)

Waguespack (32)

Resolution

Call for hearing(s) regarding incidences of STI and HIV/AIDS infections in Chicago and Departmental response Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

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earings on STI& HIV/AIDS Incidences

WHEREAS the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is charged with safeguarding the
health of the city's residents, which encompasses a range of responsibilities, including providing
primary care to the medically indigent, preventing outbreaks of contagious diseases, assuring
sanitary conditions in restaurants, and providing community health education; and

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WHEREAS infection rates for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are increasing locally, just
as they are nationally, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 2
African-American men who have sex with men are projected to be diagnosedwith HIV if current

infection rates persist; and

WHEREAS thfe last two past two years/and the

disease; and

WHEREAS CDPH is increasingly centralizing its STI follow-up staff, and plans are being reviewed which would move them even further from comjHflmities that most need their

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WHEREAS only CDPH clinics provide free testing and treatment including medication, don't require parental consents for teenagers, and allow walk-ins providing the most access to vital

BE IT RESOLVEcC that we, the members of the City Council of the City of Chicago, assembled this twenty-fifth day of July, 2018, call on the Committee on Public Health to hold a public hearing regarding the incidences of STI and HIV/AIDS infection in Chicago and. the Department's response. The Commissionerof the Department of Public Health and any ottierUi ?

participate.                     L\A|V

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DPH operated HIV/AIDS Primary CaretGfinics were closed within the

DS Prevention Training Unit was eliminated; and

WHEREAS/CDPH cut from 3T"to 19 the number of staff assigned to HIV/STI Surveillance,who

(P interview tnose who test positive for STIs to identify others who may have contracted the

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