Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program
The Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program is the lead agency in Wisconsin government
responsible for coordinating the state’s public health response to the
World AIDS Day – December 1, 2014
World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 and focuses
globally on AIDS awareness, education, and remembrance. The 2014
theme for World AIDS Day is “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free
Generation.” The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
recently announced that a “fast-track” approach over the next five
years will allow the AIDS epidemic to end by 2030. The new UNAIDS
Fast-Track: Ending the AIDS Epidemic by 2030 presents a
fast-track approach to prevent nearly 28 million new HIV infections
and 21 million AIDS-related deaths by 2030. Fast-track targets for
2020 include achieving 90-90-90: 90% of people living with HIV
knowing their HIV status; 90% of people who know their HIV-positive
status on treatment; and 90% of people on treatment with suppressed
In 2013, 255 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in Wisconsin. An
additional 140 people who had been diagnosed with HIV elsewhere
moved into Wisconsin, for a total of nearly 400 new reported cases.
At the close of 2013, 6,758 individuals with HIV were presumed to be
alive and living in Wisconsin. Based on national estimates that 16%
of people living with HIV are unaware of their HIV infection, the
total number of people living with HIV in Wisconsin is estimated to
be approximately 8,000.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services supports a full range of
HIV-related services which focus on early diagnosis of HIV
infection, linkage to and ongoing engagement in medical care, and
critical support services. The recently updated Wisconsin HIV/AIDS
Strategy identifies priority needs for HIV-related prevention and
care services in Wisconsin and which addresses the major goals of
the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
For additional information, visit the following resources on the
www.aids.gov/world-aids-day (exit DHS)
UNAIDS World AIDS Day Report 2014
Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program Statistics and
Wisconsin HIV AIDS Strategy
(exit DHS; PDF, 3.5 MB)
World AIDS Campaign
www.worldaidscampaign.org/en/World-AIDS-Day (exit DHS)
For information on HIV infection, including where
and how to get tested for HIV, visit the Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis
C Information and Referral Center (IRC) website at
(exit DHS) or call the IRC toll-free at 800-334-2437.
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.
November 24, 2014