Wisconsin HIV Program

The Wisconsin HIV Program is the lead agency in Wisconsin government responsible for coordinating the state’s public health response to the AIDS/HIV epidemic.

CDC National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day Banner: Let's Stop HIV Together

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day 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.

HIV continues to be a serious threat to the Latino/Hispanic community. Latinos/Hispanics made up 7% of Wisconsin of the state’s residents but 13% of new HIV diagnoses reported in 2017. The rate of new HIV diagnoses among Hispanics/Latinos in 2017 was more than four times that of Whites. An estimated 1,100 Latinos are living with HIV in Wisconsin, including those unaware of their infection.

For information and resources regarding National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, view these resources on the web:

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day Website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Feature: National Latinx AIDS Awarenss Day

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fact Sheet: HIV Among Latinos/Hispanics


HIV In Real Life Campaign

Friends, family and HIV

To eliminate HIV-related stigma, Wisconsin Department of Health Services has launched a media campaign, HIV In Real Life. Addressing HIV stigma is central to ending the HIV epidemic because when people experience stigma they are less likely to access HIV testing, adopt safe behaviors, or be adherent to their HIV medications. The campaign features Milwaukee community members who share their stories about staying healthy while living with HIV, staying HIV negative, and the stigma they encountered in their lives because of their diagnosis.

Visit the HIV In Real Life website. Access the HIV in Real Life Media Campaign Resource Library.



Information regarding the Wisconsin HIV Program

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Last Revised: October 4, 2018