HIV/AIDS Programs & Services

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) The Risk is NOT knowing. Get TESTED!

  • A serious infection without treatment leads to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) and early death
  • 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the US 
  • 1 in 5 don't know they are infected  
  • People need to get tested and not infect others

  

Protect yourself!  And those you Love.

 

AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)

  • A disease caused by the HIV virus which weakens the body’s immune system making the infected person more susceptible to other deadly illnesses
  • Spread by sexual contact, sharing needles for illegal or other use
  • Infected mothers can infect the fetus during pregnancy
  • Very rarely HIV can be spread through blood transfusions
  • An infected person can remain symptom free for as long as a decade

  

There is currently NO cure for AIDS, however; advances in treatments have greatly increased the average life expectancy of those infected with AIDS.

   

HIV Infection Fact Sheet 

   

HIV Counseling & Testing Services

Every 9 1/2 minutes someone in the US is infected with HIV

 

YOU should be tested for HIV if:

 • You are a man who has sex with other men.

 • You have injected drugs and shared equipment.

 • You have had a sexually transmitted infection.

 • You have had unprotected sex with multiple partners.

 • You have traded sex for money or drugs

 • You have had a partner w/any of these risk factors

   

GET TESTED at

Winnebago County Health Department

112 Otter Ave, Oshkosh, WI

Oshkosh: 920-232-3000  Fox Cities: 920-727-2894 

HIV testing is anonymous/confidential.  A $15 donation is desired.

Call to schedule an appointment.

 

Other Testing Resources:

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Incorporated

AIDS Resources Center of Wisconsin

Your Local Physician

 

HIV Testing Fact Sheet

 

HIV Partner Services

Telling Your Partner(s)

Telling Your Partner(s)

 

It is your responsibility to stop the spread of HIV after your diagnosis; tell your partner(s) they might be infected too.

 

 

 

 

• Tell them yourself 

• Seek help from Partner Services at Winnebago County Health Department

 (This service is designed to assist persons infected with HIV to tell sexual  and needle  sharing partners)

• Send an anonymous email (inspot.org

Lifepoint Needle Exchange

ARCW operates Lifepoint, the nation's leading statewide clean needle exchange program, serving injection drug users, their spouses and their partners in 11 cities throughout Wisconsin.  Lifepoint includes one-for-one exchange of used needles for new ones, HIV education and risk reduction counseling, HIV and Hepatitis C counseling and testing, referrals for drug treatment and an overdose prevention program.  Lifepoint is conducted through a fleet of vans that visit over 20 exchange sites at community locations convenient to participants.

 

Needle Exchange Schedule

Other Resources