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HIV: Wisconsin's Plan to End HIV

Overview of integrated planning

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) first released guidance in 2015 to support the submission of an Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan to accelerate progress towards reaching the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS).

The integrated planning process represents a collective effort among a variety of partners, including people living with HIV, communities impacted by HIV, service delivery providers, state, local, and tribal health departments, and community members, to prioritize and coordinate HIV prevention, care, and treatment approaches. 

Successful integrated planning: 

  • Fosters new approaches to address barriers to HIV prevention, care, and treatment
  • Leverages existing resources and improves efficiency and coordination of HIV prevention and care service delivery
  • Promotes collaboration and coordination in the use of data for program planning, resource allocation, and continuous quality improvement efforts
  • Engages stakeholders and community members to:
    • Identify the needs of community, prioritize services and allocate resources
    • Drive innovation
    • Ensure HIV services are delivered in collaboration with community
    • Increase the responsiveness and effectiveness of service delivery through HIV systems of care
    • Facilitate and help focus policy and program development
  • Encourages ongoing open and transparent lines of communication and feedback
  • Meets the legislative and programmatic requirements of CDC and HRSA and is one important strategy to address the HIV epidemic

Wisconsin Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan, 2022-2026

The Wisconsin Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan for 2022-2026, P-03516 serves as the strategic plan for the Wisconsin HIV Program and Department of Health Services (DHS) to end the HIV epidemic in Wisconsin. 

The plan expands on the previous statewide Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan for 2017-2021, and fulfills funding requirements of CDC and HRSA. The Wisconsin HIV Program is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the plan.

Consistent with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), the plan focuses on four primary goals:

  • Prevent new HIV infections
  • Improve HIV-related health outcomes of people with HIV
  • Reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequities
  • Achieve integrated and coordinated efforts that address the HIV epidemic among all partners and interested parties

The strategies and activities outlined within the plan were informed by a statewide, comprehensive HIV prevention and care needs assessment, input and feedback from members of the Wisconsin Statewide Action Planning Group (SAPG), and engagement with external partners and members of communities most impacted by HIV in Wisconsin. 

The plan is considered a living document that will be reviewed frequently and revised as needed.

The plan highlights the importance of: 

  • Understanding the co-occurring syndemics of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), viral hepatitis, substance use, and the role each plays in the transmission of HIV and the barriers to accessing needed services.
  • Addressing social determinants of health, such as housing, systemic racism, employment, and safety in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of prevention and care services.
  • Reducing stigma and promoting wellness for individuals and communities in Wisconsin who are most impacted by HIV. 

2022-2026 integrated HIV plan and resources 

Wisconsin Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan for 2022-2026, P-03516 (PDF)

2017-2021 integrated HIV plan and resources

Wisconsin Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan 2017-2021, P-01582 (PDF)


Last revised November 16, 2023