HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If it’s not treated, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). There isn’t a cure for HIV, but you can manage it with treatment.
If you’re at risk for HIV, get tested regularly so you can start treatment right away if needed. If you have HIV, treatment can help keep the virus from spreading to others. Studies have found that people with low levels of HIV in their bodies don’t transmit it to their sex partners.
You can lead a healthy and full life with HIV.
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Information about HIV and resources for those with HIV
HIV weakens a person's immune system by destroying the cells that fight disease and infection.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, called PrEP, helps people who may be exposed to HIV reduce their risk.
HIV Partner Services helps people with HIV notify those they may have exposed to the virus.
The Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Drug Assistance and Insurance Assistance programs help people with HIV get medicine and health insurance help.
Wisconsin HIV Program
The Wisconsin HIV Program oversees services related to HIV in the state of Wisconsin.
Program staff members are listed in our directory.
Information for Providers
The Wisconsin HIV Program section pays for community training for HIV care providers..
There are standard clinical guidelines on pre-exposure prophylaxis, called PrEP.
Agencies funded by the Wisconsin HIV Program can find resources they need for the services they provide.
There are HIV awareness events throughout the year.
State law requires certain HIV reporting, including case reports.
The CDC offers resources about HIV, including:
- Fact sheets.
- Slide sets.
HIV information and services in Wisconsin
CDC-INFO is the name of the CDC national information center that can help you find HIV-related services in Wisconsin. You can speak to a live agent on the phone. We have agents available in both English and Spanish.CDC-INFO is the name of the CDC national information center that can help you find HIV-related services in Wisconsin. You can speak to a live agent on the phone. We have agents available in both English and Spanish.
CDC-INFO phone number
TTY 888-232-6348 .
7 a.m.–7 p.m. Central Standard Time
CDC web advisory
This site may contain HIV prevention messages that some viewers may consider controversial.