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.


World AIDS Day is December 1

World AIDS Day Logo

December 1, 2016, marks the 28th anniversary of World AIDS Day–a time for remembrance and renewed commitment to end the HIV epidemic.

While anyone can become infected with HIV, the impact of HIV does not affect everyone equally and we must concentrate our efforts in helping persons and communities in greatest need of HIV prevention and treatment services.

Worldwide, over 36 million persons are living with HIV. More than 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, and one in eight do not know it. More than 7,900 people are estimated to be living with HIV in Wisconsin, including an estimated 1,000 people who are unaware of their HIV infection.

In the U.S. and Wisconsin, gay and bisexual men of all races bear the greatest burden of the HIV epidemic, accounting for 80% of Wisconsin cases in 2015. The population experiencing the largest increase in new diagnoses in the past decade is young Black men who have sex with men. Compared with other racial or ethnic groups, Black men and women and Hispanic men have high rates of HIV.

The 28th Anniversary of World AIDS Day is a time to commit and take action to end the HIV epidemic. The recently released Wisconsin Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan 2017-2010 envisions the end of the HIV epidemic by focusing and intensifying efforts and resources in 10 key areas. These areas of focus can be viewed by clicking on the following infographic.

HIV Envisioning Infographic

For information and resources about World AIDS Day, visit the AIDS.gov website at https://www.aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/world-aids-day/
 




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 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, at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/prevention/research/prep/index.html.

Guide for Wisconsin PrEP Providers, P-01197

This newly developed clinical guide, P-01197 (PDF, 297 KB) summarizes the recommended practices for HIV prevention through Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) using the drug combination of tenofovir and emtricitabine (Truvada®). The guide has been compiled and reviewed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services - AIDS/HIV Program, in collaboration with experienced local HIV clinicians and other health care providers.


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.arcw.org/aidsline.


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: December 1, 2016