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 HIV epidemic.

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World AIDS Day is December 1

Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community 

World AIDS Day, observed on December 1, is a time for remembrance and renewed commitment to end the HIV epidemic. It is an opportunity for communities and people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate people who have died. 

Today, the HIV epidemic continues to grow:

  • Globally, over 37 million people are living with HIV, including over 35 million adults and approximately 1.8 million children. 
  • Nearly 1.1 million people in the US are living with HIV and 1 in 7 people do not know they are infected. 
  • Approximately 8,500 people are living with HIV in Wisconsin. This includes over 7,100 individuals reported with HIV and presumed to be alive, as well as 1,300 individuals who are estimated to be unaware that they have HIV. 

The 2019 theme for World AIDS Day is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community.” For decades, Wisconsin has been committed to supporting community-based efforts and community partnerships to achieve an end to the HIV epidemic. The Wisconsin Integrated HIV Plan 2017-2021 is a statewide community plan that focuses on committing resources to the right people, in the right places, and with the right actions. The 2019 Progress Report highlights successes and areas for improvement as Wisconsin continues to work at ending the HIV epidemic. 
For information and resources about World AIDS Day, visit the AIDS.gov website. For statistics about the HIV epidemic in Wisconsin, visit the Wisconsin HIV Program website.

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Basic HIV Information
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Overview of the HIV Program
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Drug Assistance Program
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HIV Partner Services
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Statistics and Reports
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Wisconsin HIV Prevention and Care Plan

The statewide plan for HIV prevention and care services in Wisconsin

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Community Planning and Training

Website of statewide HIV community planning and training of HIV prevention and care service providers funded by the Wisconsin HIV Program

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Calendar of Events
Looking for HIV information or services in Wisconsin?

CDC-INFO is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) national information center that can locate HIV-related services in Wisconsin. CDC-INFO offers live agents by phone to help find the latest, reliable, and science-based health information.

TTY 888-232-6348

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This site may contain HIV prevention messages that some viewers may consider controversial.

Last Revised: November 21, 2019