The AIDS resource center of Wisconsin reaches out to those living with AIDS and HIV in our area. The center serves eleven counties, and they say they have clients in every one.
Prevention Specialist Mary Pass hopes World AIDS Day will help people in our area realize it's still a big problem everywhere.
"The biggest thing is that there are people walking around that are positive and don't know about it and it's important to get them tested," says Pass.
There have been more than five thousand reported AIDS cases since 1982 across the state, and more than eight thousand residents infected with HIV. There are three million people in the world living with AIDS right now.