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.

Logo for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

October 15 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

HIV infection is a significant public health issue in Latino/Hispanic communities. Latinos/Hispanics made up 6% of Wisconsin's residents but 19% of new HIV diagnoses reported in 2014. The rate of new HIV diagnoses among both male and female Hispanics/Latinos in 2014 was more than seven times that of White males and females. An estimated 1,000 Latinos are 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


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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 http://www.arcw.org/aidsline or call the IRC toll-free at 800-334-2437.

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.

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.

Looking for information about the Affordable Care Act?

The Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program developed two papers regarding the Affordable Care Act. The first one, Affordable Care Act: Implications for Persons Living with HIV Infection (PDF,  358 KB) , provided an overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)/Insurance Marketplace and considerations for persons living with HIV infection. The second paper, 2015 Marketplace Open Enrollment and Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions: Implications for Individuals with and without Health Insurance (PDF,  86 KB) , was released in November 2014 and provides updated information regarding the 2015 marketplace open enrollment and related ACA tax provisions. 

Information regarding the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program:

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Last Revised: October 12, 2015