The Wisconsin HIV/AIDS History Project

The Wisconsin HIV/AIDS History Project brings to light significant stories from the state’s history of HIV/AIDS through the medium of oral histories. This collection includes video interviews with physicians, nurses, social service workers, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) staff, and long-time survivors. The interviews were conducted by Linda Wesp over the course of 2017-2018.

The interviewees reflect on the emergence of HIV/AIDS and the stigma associated with the disease, address prevention and treatment methods throughout the years, and illuminate Wisconsin’s unique approach to HIV/AIDS care.

The Wisconsin HIV/AIDS History Project was made possible with major support from the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ACRW), the Cream City Foundation’s Birch Lodge Fund, Joe Pabst, and many other generous donors.