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Test Positive Aware Network

Buying, Selling, & Leasing Helps People With AIDS Get Help

Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) is the leading voice for individuals affected by HIV in Chicago, Illinois. As a member of Investing In Communities®, TPAN can receive funding as a result of any brokered real estate transaction – home sales, home purchases, or commercial leases. Because of IIC, TPAN has already received $16,066. Before you engage a real estate agent, you can use this free platform to support Test Positive Aware Network in their efforts to provide education, advocacy, and peer support for people with AIDS.

TPAN + IIC          TPAN + IIC

Born in the 1980s during the HIV epidemic, Test Positive Aware Network emerged as an influential advocate for people with the virus. Now that AIDS is so much better understood, it is important to make sure that the information is distributed accurately and effectively. This is one of the many missions of TPAN. Additionally, they provide free HIV testing in Chicago and host huge benefits like the annual Ride For Life event, which used to be called the Ride For AIDS Chicago. They also operate a syringe exchange program for Chicago residents. 

Free HIV Testing Chicago

For any person 13 and older, TPAN offers free HIV testing in Chicago, as well as free HCV testing, all on a walk-in basis. The testing is confidential and quick. 

Ride For AIDS Chicago

Remaining a creative and fun way to raise funds for TPAN, Ride For AIDS Chicago has rebranded itself as the Ride For Life. Participants in the fundraiser cycle from Chicago to Michigan. Sponsors of the Ride For Life pledge to donate money for every mile cycled, making for an exciting community effort.

Syringe Exchange Program Chicago

TPAN partners with the Chicago Recovery Alliance to run a syringe exchange program in Chicago, Illinois providing clients with new, sterilized syringes. 

Support for People Living with HIV

For people living with AIDS, TPAN offers a wide variety of services and resources, such as: 

  • Case Management Services – Case managers are available to help clients take advantage of all the services and opportunities available to them;
  • Retention Services – Once diagnosed, these services involve help finding a doctor and connecting to the right caretakers as soon as possible;
  • Housing Assistance; TPAN can offer assistance for low income clients and help arrange for special crisis housing-solutions; 
  • Legal Assistance Clinic – These clinics help clients navigate often tricky legal complications; and
  • Group Support – TPAN connects clients with specific support groups that offer community and encouragement.

Your Purchase, Sale, or Lease Helps Fund Free HIV Testing

At no cost to themselves, anyone who cares about people living with AIDS can turn virtually any brokered real estate transaction into funding for Test Positive Aware Network.. For example, the purchase or sale of a $300,000 home can result in about $1,300 of free funding. By using IIC’s free platform to make arrangements with an agent you already have in mind, you are choosing to support TPAN’s mission of providing vital education and services that benefit not only people affected by HIV, but the entire community. You can use IIC to find and choose among real estate agents that are appropriate for the specifics of your residential or commercial real estate needs. Ready to start?

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Social Justice

Budget: $1 million - $5 million

Total IIC Funding:

Want to help this charity with your next real estate transaction?

We respect your privacy and want to make sure you are totally at ease. By submitting, you are sharing your information with us only and we will not share it with or sell it to anyone else. We will contact you by email to get more information about your real estate needs. Then we will provide you with several agents suited to your needs and you may contact them -or not- as you choose. There’s no sales pitch or pressure. It's entirely your choice.


As a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization, Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) is eligible to receive at least 70% of the referral fee when you use Investing In Communities (IIC) to sign up with ANY real estate broker to handle your residential or commercial property transaction. Referral fees are a common expense paid by brokers only to other brokers for much desired referrals. As a licensed broker with a charitable mission, IIC is able to accept referral fees and pass most of those funds to your charity of choice - at no cost to you.
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