Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program
The Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program is the lead agency in Wisconsin government
responsible for coordinating the stateís public health response to the
National Gay Menís HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
September 27, 2014
National Gay Menís HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, observed on September
27, commemorates and recommits efforts to address the profound
impact of HIV/AIDS on gay men. Gay and bisexual men of all races
continue to be the risk group most severely affected by HIV.
Male-to-male sexual exposure has always accounted for the
majority of cases of HIV in Wisconsin. Men who have sex with men
(MSM), including MSM who also inject drugs (MSM/IDU), accounted for
an estimated 77% of HIV diagnoses in 2013. Paralleling national
trends, young Black MSM is the population that has experienced the
largest increase in new diagnoses in the past decade in Wisconsin.
In 2013, half of Black MSM diagnosed with HIV had not yet reached
their 24th birthday when they were diagnosed.
An estimated 4,600 MSM (including MSM/IDU) are living with HIV in
Wisconsin, including those unaware of their infection. One-in-three
(32%) Black MSM is estimated to be HIV-positive, compared to 8% of
Hispanic and 3% of White MSM. Females and non-MSM males of all
racial groups have an HIV prevalence of less than 0.5%.
Additional information on the impact of HIV/AIDS on gay men and
information resources supporting National Gay Menís HIV/AIDS
Awareness Day are available on the web at
Comprehensive Clinical Guidelines on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
On May 14, 2014, the US Public Health Service released the first
clinical practice guidelines for PrEP
(PDF, 868 KB).
The new guidelines recommend a daily HIV preventive medication for
persons at substantial risk of HIV infection, as identified in the
guidelines. When taken daily as directed, PrEP can reduce the risk
of HIV infection by more than 90 percent.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published the
clinical guidelines and a variety of resource materials for
clinicians and consumers, including web-based facts sheets and
videos, on web at
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/prevention/research/prep/ (Exit DHS).
Looking for HIV/AIDS information or related services in Wisconsin?
The Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis C Information and
Referral Center (IRC) provides information and referral for HIV/AIDS,
sexually transmitted diseases, and hepatitis services in Wisconsin.
Contact the IRC toll-free at 800-334-2437 or visit the
IRC website at http://www.irc-wisconsin.org.
Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Baseline and Health Disparities Report
This new report provides baseline data for the health focus
Healthiest Wisconsin 2020. It also provides information
to document a range of health disparities found for some of the
populations and communities in Wisconsin. Of particular interest
is baseline data for the health focus area of reproductive and
sexual health and data summaries for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
Information regarding the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program:
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention Web Advisory
This site may contain HIV prevention messages
that some viewers may consider controversial.
September 19, 2014