Letter to Patients and Clients

Dear ARCW Patient or Client:

The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) and AIDS Network are excited to announce the merger of the two organizations to strengthen Wisconsin’s response to AIDS. The two organizations will merge effective February 1, 2015 and operate as the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin.

I want to assure you that your services will continue uninterrupted through our merger. Specifically:

  1. You will be able to continue to access the HIV medical, dental, mental health, pharmacy, case management, legal, food, housing and other services that you rely on from ARCW.
  2. You will be able to continue to access services at the same location and through the same telephone numbers throughout all of the state with the exception of Madison. In Madison effective February 1, ARCW will consolidate our current services into the AIDS Network office.
  3. You will be able to continue working with the same people you rely on for HIV health and social services – your case managers, doctors, nurses, therapists, dental staff, attorneys, and others.

Continuing to provide you the services you rely on along with the opportunity to expand access to HIV services are important reasons that ARCW and AIDS Network have decided to join forces. With the merger, the Boards of Directors and management of the organizations prioritized increasing access to care, further improving clinical outcomes, strengthening community engagement, championing best practices and enhancing resources for HIV services.

This is an exciting time for our organizations as we continue to strive to better meet your needs. ARCW staff and our Board of Directors are pleased about the potential of this new opportunity to both expand and continue our services.

For more information about the ARCW and AIDS Network merger please review the FAQ or contact your local office and ARCW staff member.


Michael J. Gifford
President & Chief Executive Officer
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin


View the Merger webpage.

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Merger questions? Access the FAQ page.

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