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
September 18 is National
HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day highlights the complex
issues related to HIV prevention, care and treatment for aging
populations in the United States. This is important because a
growing number of people aged 50 and older are living with HIV
• Adults aged 55 and older accounted for 19% (217,300) of the
estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV infection in the U.S.
• In 2010, HIV was the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. among
men and women aged 50 to 54.
• Older Americans are more likely than younger Americans to be
diagnosed with HIV infection late in the course of their disease,
meaning a late start to treatment and possibly more damage to their
• At the end of 2013, 42% of the 6,758 persons reported and presumed
to be living with HIV in Wisconsin were aged 50 or older. Persons
aged 50 and older who are living with HIV infection are more likely
to be White, male, and living outside of Milwaukee County than
younger persons living with HIV.
For more information regarding HIV infection in older persons and
additional information resources, visit the website of the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention 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 10, 2014