Information About HIV/AIDS
Today, we have nearly all we need to close the gap to end the AIDS epidemic in Wisconsin, across the nation, and throughout the world. Scientific advancements have created effective medicines allowing people with HIV to live long, healthy lives while also stopping the transmission of the virus. Condoms, counseling, clean needles and treatment together form almost impenetrable barriers to the spread of HIV. We also know how to overcome the social and economic drivers of the epidemic.
Yet, tens of thousands of people are at great risk for HIV, thousands of people with HIV are either not in care or not succeeding with their treatment and hundreds more are infected with the virus every year in Wisconsin. Even now, one in six gay men are likely to contract HIV in their lifetime. Even more unacceptable, one in two black, gay men will likely become HIV-positive. Every day we need to forcefully stand up to these challenges.