Project SMILE: A Linkage-to-Care Program for HIV (+) Youth

Housed in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Project SMILE is a collaboration between the Chicago Department of Public Health and the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development -funded Chicago Adolescent Medicine Trials Network (ATN). This project provides the linkage of HIV (+) youth, 12 to 24 years old, to a medical care home of their choice. Linkage to a medical home provides youth the opportunity for early treatment, assistance with disclosure, identification of co-morbidities, and the opportunity to address social service needs. For additional information and patient referrals, contact Antionette McFadden at (312) 864-4836 .