AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, which absorbed the former AIDS Network in Madison in February, has opened a medical clinic in Madison.
The Milwaukee-based AIDS Resource Center, which has 10 locations around the state, is contracting with UW Health to provide medical care at its Madison site, at 600 Williamson St.
Dr. Robert Striker and Dr. Ryan Westergaard will oversee the care.
The organization was already providing dental care, behavioral health, a food pantry and social, legal and prevention services.
At the new clinic, medical and pharmacy services include pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, in which people at high risk of getting HIV take the same medications as those with the virus to try to prevent infection.
“There are new infections happening, unfortunately, all of the time,” Bill Keeton, a spokesman for the AIDS Resource Center, said after announcing the opening on Tuesday, World AIDS Day.
About 8,000 people are living with HIV or AIDS in Wisconsin, including 226 new cases diagnosed last year, according to the state Department of Health Services.
Rates of new infections are much higher among blacks and Hispanics than among whites.
AIDS Network, which had sites in Madison and Beloit, merged Feb. 1 with AIDS Resource Center, which kept both offices open.
In addition to Milwaukee, the group’s other locations are Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Kenosha, La Crosse, Superior and Wausau.