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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 AIDS/HIV epidemic.
 

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National Latino AIDS Awareness Day is October 15

HIV infection remains a significant public health issue in Latino/Hispanic communities. Latinos/Hispanics made up 6% of Wisconsin of the state’s residents but 14% of new HIV diagnoses reported in 2012. The rate of new HIV diagnoses among both male and female Latinos/Hispanics in 2012 was more than five times that of White males and females. There are estimated to be nearly 1,000 Latinos/Hispanics living with HIV in Wisconsin, including those unaware of their infection.

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, sponsored by the Latino Commission on AIDS, is observed annually on October 15 to increase public awareness and support and to encourage HIV testing and to increase access to care for persons living with HIV infection in Latino/Hispanic communities.

For additional information on National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, visit the following websites:

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Website
http://www.nlaad.org (Exit DHS)

AIDS.gov
http://www.aids.gov/awareness-days/latino (Exit DHS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/latinos (Exit DHS)

For more 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 www.irc-wisconsin.org (Exit DHS) or call the IRC toll-free at 800-334-2437.

 

 

 

 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 web at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/prevention/research/prep/ (Exit DHS).
 

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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. (Exit DHS)

 

 

Looking for information about the Affordable Care Act?

The Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program developed the paper Affordable Care Act: Implications for Persons Living with HIV Infection to provide an overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)/Insurance Marketplace and considerations for persons living with HIV infection.

The following are additional web-based information resources for consumers and providers regarding the ACA and implications for persons living with HIV:

Information for Consumers (exit DHS)

Information for Providers (exit DHS)
 

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Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Baseline and Health Disparities Report
This new report provides baseline data for the health focus areas in 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 transgender populations.


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.

Last Revised: October 07, 2014