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First Comprehensive Clinical Guidelines on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

On May 14, 2014, the US Public Health Service released the first comprehensive 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 the web at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/prevention/research/prep/ (Exit DHS).
 

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Combined HIV Infection and AIDS Case Report Form
A new Wisconsin HIV Infection and AIDS Case Report form replaces the previous HIV and AIDS case reports (DOH 4338 and DOH 4264) for persons > 13 years of age at time of diagnosis. The form collects important public health surveillance information which is crucial in understanding the HIV epidemic and in providing important public health services to persons infected and those at risk for HIV infection.

Wisconsin HIV Infection and AIDS Case Report Form

Letter to Providers Regarding New Case Report Form

Fact Sheet: Reporting of HIV Infection and AIDS in Wisconsin

HIV Partner Services Information Sheet
This fact sheet provides information to health care providers and persons with HIV infection regarding public health services known as HIV Partner Services. During HIV Partner Services, infected persons are confidentially interviewed by skilled public health professionals to elicit information about their sex and drug using partners and social contacts in order to notify them confidentially of their possible exposure or potential risk.

Information Sheet: HIV Partner Services for Persons with HIV Infection

Letter to Providers Regarding HIV Partner Services Information Sheet

Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code Related to AIDS and HIV Infection

Revision to Wisconsin HIV Statutes Related to Act
On April 21, 2010, 2009 Wisconsin Act 209 was signed into law. Act 209 eliminated the requirement for written informed consent for HIV testing by replacing it with a verbal consent process. This change will reduce the time and paperwork formerly associated with HIV testing and will encourage health care providers to routinely test in a variety of medical settings. Act 209 also simplifies legislative language and revises laws on disclosure of test results, discrimination, significant exposure, and HIV case reporting.

The following resources include a summary of recent statutory changes, related guidance for clinicians, and sample HIV testing facts sheets that address new statutory provisions on HIV testing and consent.

Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program Summary of Revisions to Wisconsin HIV Statutes Resulting from 2009 Wisconsin Act 209

Updated Wisconsin Statute Chapter 252 - Communicable Diseases (including changes from 2009 Wisconsin Act 209)

Sample Clinician Script -- Verbal Consent for HIV Testing

Sample HIV Testing Fact Sheets ("HIV Testing: What You Need to Know")
The following sample fact sheets address new statutory provisions on HIV testing and consent. Fact sheets may be adapted without permission.

Sample Authorization for Release of Confidential HIV Test Results

Other Resources

Overview of HIV Partner Services

Frequently Asked Questions Pertaining to HIV Testing, Disclosure, and Significant Exposure in Health Care Settings

Archived December 15, 2010 Mediasite Presentation -- Wisconsin HIV Testing Statutes: 2010 Revisions and Frequently Asked Questions

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings (Published September 22, 2006) (exit DHS)

 Last Revised: October 09, 2014