2007: AFC collaborates with state lawmakers to pass legislation expanding voluntary HIV testing while preserving patient rights to informed consent. The bill also allows for a more streamlined approach to HIV testing in medical settings.
2006: AFC works in partnership with the Chicago City Council to increase HIV prevention funding by $500,000 as part of the 2007 city budget.
2005: The AIDS Foundation of Chicago commemorates its 20th year of service in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
2004: AFC launches a cutting-edge public awareness campaign developed pro bono by the advertising firm Chicago Creative Partnership.
2003: AFC works with legislators and community organizations to help pass landmark HIV prevention legislation allowing adults to purchase and possess syringes without a prescription. The bill is signed into law by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on July 25.
2002: AFC is selected to lead a three-year housing and research partnership for people who are chronically ill, including those with HIV/AIDS.
2001: AFC launches a new prevention program for people living with HIV, and expands evaluation and research programs linking local universities and community-based organizations.
2000: AFC passes landmark HIV prevention legislation in the Illinois House of Representatives that will allow adults to purchase sterile syringes at pharmacies without a prescription.
1999: AFC funds new case management initiative that links HIV-positive individuals returning to the community from correctional settings with integrated health care and support services.
1998: AFC leads a successful fight against mandatory name reporting of people with HIV.
1997: AFC saves the Illinois AIDS Drug Assistance Program from collapse by convincing Governor Edgar and the Illinois General Assembly to increase state funding by $8 million.
1996: AFC awards more than $1 million to 55 agencies.
1995: AFC publishes the city's first-ever AIDS housing strategic plan, resulting in increased housing units for people living with HIV and improved coordination and collaboration among local providers
1994: AFC extends its case management and related services to beyond the city and suburban Cook County to McHenry, DuPage, Lake, Kane, Kendall, DeKalb, Grundy and Will Counties
1993: AFC leads an eight-month effort to double the State of Illinois AIDS budget from $3.5 million to $7 million
1992: AFC leads a successful campaign to prevent the state from closing a critical Medicaid program for hundreds of persons living with AIDS
1991: AFC receives Ryan White CARE Act funds for case management and other critical support services
1990: Art Against AIDS/Chicago raises $500,000 for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago
1989: AFC establishes the Northeastern Illinois HIV/AIDS Case Management Cooperative, a network of community agencies providing case management services to people with HIV/AIDS. AFC's Service Providers Council grows from 15 to 75 agencies
1988: AFC launches its private grantmaking program and awards $200,000 to local community organizations
1987: Marshall Field's hosts Show of Concern and raises more than $500,000 for AFC's grantmaking program
1986: AFC creates the Service Providers Council to bring together community agencies in the fight against AIDS.
1985: AFC is founded by four local visionaries: Dr. Ron Sable, Dr. Renslow Sherer, Judy Carter, and William Young.