The Health Department provides education, linkage to medical care, and referrals to services for individuals diagnosed with HIV and Hepatitis C.
Who should be tested for HIV?
Certain behaviors increase the risk of getting HIV. You should get an HIV test if:
- You are a man who has had sex with another man
- You have had anal or vaginal sex with someone who has HIV
- You have shared needles, syringes, or other drug injection equipment (for example, cookers)
- You have exchanged sex for drugs or money
- You have been diagnosed with or treated for another sexually transmitted disease
- You have been diagnosed or treated for hepatitis or tuberculosis
- You have had sex with someone who has done anything listed above or with someone whose sexual history you don’t know
Testing is the only way to know for sure if you have HIV. Treatment can help prevent the spread of HIV to others. By following testing and treatment recommendations, individuals with HIV can lead full and healthy lives.
Where can I get tested in Manitowoc County?
HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
PrEP is a medication taken daily to prevent HIV. It works by stopping the virus from taking hold in the body and spreading. It is prescribed for HIV-negative adults and teenagers who are at risk of getting HIV through sex or drug injection.
Contact the Manitowoc County Health Department to learn more about how you can find a PrEP provider or use WI DHS’s PrEP provider search
HIV Fact Sheet
HIV Risk Reduction Tool