The Wisconsin AIDS/HIV
Program assumes public health responsibilities for the following programs and activities.
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and Epidemiologic Investigation Program monitors reported cases of HIV
infection and AIDS. It compiles epidemiologic information and actively solicits case
reports through formal contacts with laboratories, clinicians, and health care facilities.
Testing, and Referral Program is a statewide network of HIV antibody
counseling, testing, and referral services staffed by trained counselors in local agencies. Clients
receive risk assessment, personalized risk reduction education, free or low-cost testing,
and referral for medical and supportive services.
HIV Partner Services
(PS) offers persons reported with AIDS and
HIV infection assistance in notifying sexual and needle-sharing partners
that they may be at risk for HIV infection. PS staff
notify partners of possible risk exposures without disclosing the identity of the infected
partner. PS provide clients with HIV access to free, voluntary and confidential
counseling, testing, and referral for medical and support services.
Education and Risk Reduction activities target individuals and communities at
risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV. Examples of targeted groups include men who have
sex with men, injection and other drug users, communities of color, at risk
women, HIV positive persons, and incarcerated individuals. Prevention education focuses on
maintaining and sustaining positive health behaviors.
Care Services are provided through a network of AIDS service and
community-based organizations that coordinate case management for persons with HIV
infection. Staff provide support services to infected persons, their friends, family
members, and care providers. The Early Intervention Program
provides persons recently diagnosed with HIV infection prompt and early access to needed
medical care and related services.
Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act activities focus on
development, organization, coordination, and operation of effective and cost-efficient
systems to deliver services to people and families with HIV.
AIDS/HIV Drug Assistance Program subsidizes the cost of expensive,
HIV-related treatment medications for HIV-infected persons with limited financial
AIDS/HIV Insurance Assistance Program subsidizes the cost of
continuation group or individual health insurance for qualified persons who are unable to
continue working on a temporary or permanent basis because of an AIDS/HIV-related
November 20, 2014