HIV: Wisconsin HIV Program Overview

Wisconsin state Capitol building in the Fall

The Wisconsin HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) Program manages these programs:

Counseling, Testing, and Referral Program

The Counseling, Testing, and Referral Program provides HIV counseling and other services by trained counselors from local agencies.

Services include:

  • Counseling.
  • Referral services.
  • Testing.

You can get:

  • A risk assessment.
  • Education around how to reduce your risk.
  • Free or low-cost testing.
  • Referrals for medical and support services.

HIV Partner Services

HIV Partner Services helps people with AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and HIV let others know they may have been exposed to the virus.

Staff members can let your partners know of a possible exposure without telling them who you are. Everything is confidential, free, and voluntary.

You can get:

  • Counseling.
  • Referrals for medical and support services.
  • Testing.

HIV Partner Services Prevention Education and Risk Reduction

HIV Partner Services Prevention Education and Risk Reduction provides educational activities for people at risk of getting HIV or giving it to someone else. It focuses on starting or continuing healthy habits.

This program serves:

  • Men who have sex with men.
  • People who are in jail.
  • People who inject and use drugs.
  • People with HIV.

Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act

The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act provides effective and low-cost services to people and families with HIV.

Services include:

  • Case management.
  • Medical care.
  • Support services.

Surveillance and Epidemiologic Investigation Program

The Surveillance and Epidemiologic Investigation Program provides information on HIV cases in the state.

It does this by compiling information and case reports from:

  • Health care facilities.
  • Laboratories.
  • Providers.

Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)

The Wisconsin ADAP provides help paying for HIV medicine for people living with HIV who qualify for the program.

Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Insurance Assistance Program (IAP)

The Wisconsin IAP provides help paying for health insurance for people living with HIV who qualify for the program


Learn more about the Wisconsin HIV Program

Last Revised: July 20, 2022