Youth HIV/AIDS Prevention, Advisory Council on

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Contact Name

Conny Moody

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Subject to appropriation, there is created the Advisory Council on Youth HIV/AIDS Prevention Messages to advise the Department on effective prevention messages designed to educate and deter youth from engaging in risky behaviors that could result in the transmission of HIV/AIDS. The Advisory Council shall submit an annual report to the Department on or before July 1, 2010 and on or before July 1st of each year thereafter with recommendations for effective prevention messages aimed at youth, including recommendations regarding the use of technology to deliver such messages.


Each voting member shall serve for a term of 3 years and until his or her successor is appointed and has qualified. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.

Senate Confirmation





(1) One member of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate and one member of the Senate appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate. (2) One member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and one member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. (3) Five members appointed by the Governor as follows: (A) One representative of a social service agency that provides services to youth and families infected or impacted by HIV/AIDS. (B) One person from academia with a background or expertise in HIV/AIDS prevention messages. (C) One representative of the Department of Human Services. (D) One person with a background in public health. (E) One youth member 18 years old or older and under 24 years. (4) The public information officer of the Department of Public Health, who shall be a non-voting member of the Advisory Council.


The chairperson shall be elected by a majority vote of the members appointed to the Advisory Council.


20 ILCS 2310/2310-323

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Tyner, Helen E. 09/02/2013 09/02/2010 Governor Member, Background in public health Cook
Arnold, Melaney Statute Ex-Officio, IDPH Public Information Officer
Simmons, Sen. Mike 01/08/2025 04/22/2022 President of the Senate Member
Gil-Garcia, Ana 05/19/2013 05/19/2011 Governor Member, Representative of a social service agency Cook
Soto, Cynthia 09/15/2009 Speaker of the House Member Cook
Krieger, Cathy 08/30/2013 08/30/2010 Governor Member, Academic with a background in AIDS/HIV Prevention Cook
Syverson, Dave 04/15/2021 Senate Minority Leader Member
VACANT House Minority Leader Member
Calderon, Juan 07/30/2013 07/30/2010 Governor Member, Person between the ages of 18-24 Cook
VACANT Governor Member, DHS Representative