Over 700 South Dakotans are living with HIV/AIDS. The Department of Health seeks to ensure every positive person is aware of their status, linked to quality medical care, and provided with the support they need to lead long healthy lives.

Learn About the HIV/AIDS Prevention Planning Group

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The South Dakota HIV/AIDS Prevention Program receives federal funds from CDC under Funding Opportunity Announcement PS 18-1802 to provide HIV prevention services. Services offered include Partner Services, HIV testing, Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services (CRCS), capacity building, HIV Surveillance, and emergency assistance. 

HIV prevention contractors are available in the areas of the state with the highest disease burden. For more information or to contact one of these agencies, click on a link below.

Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) in Department of Health field offices provide confidential HIV testing in locations across the state. 

Find a Testing Site

For more information on the HIV Prevention Program in South Dakota, please get in touch with the HIV Prevention Program Manager at 605-367-7202.

HIV/AIDS Prevention Plan & Strategy

The South Dakota HIV/AIDS Prevention Program is committed to achieving the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy:

  • Prevent new HIV infections
  • Improve HIV-related health outcomes of people with HIV
  • Reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequities
  • Achieve integrated and coordinated efforts that address the HIV epidemic among all partners and stakeholders

The South Dakota Prevention Plan is like a road map to be used by all the prevention providers in the state. The plan assimilates findings from disease surveillance, a statewide needs assessment, and findings from the research about effective prevention HIV strategies.

View the South Dakota Prevention & Care Plan 

View the National HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategy

Throughout these plans, there are many acronyms that readers may not recognize. Some of these include:

  • ADAP – AIDS Drug Assistance Program
  • AETC – AIDS Education and Training Center
  • AIDS – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • ART – Anti-Retroviral Therapy
  • CBA – Capacity Building Assistance
  • CBO – Community-Based Organization
  • CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • CRCS - Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services
  • CTR – Counseling, Testing, and Referral
  • DEBI – Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Intervention (packaged programming)
  • DIS – Disease Intervention Specialists (DOH field investigators)
  • DOH – Department of Health
  • FOA – Funding Opportunity Announcement
  • HAART – Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy
  • HIP – High Impact Prevention
  • HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • HRH – High-Risk Heterosexual
  • IDU – Injection Drug User
  • MSM – Men who have Sex with Men
  • NAPWA – (pronounced “nap-wah”) National Association of People with AIDS
  • NASTAD – National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors
  • NHAS – National HIV/AIDS Strategy
  • NIR – No Indicated Risk
  • NNAAPC – (pronounced “nap-c”) National Native American AIDS Prevention Center
  • NRR – No Risk Reported
  • PEP – Post Exposure Prophylaxis
  • PIR – Parity, Inclusion and Representation
  • PLWHA – Persons Living With HIV/AIDS
  • PPG – Prevention Planning Group
  • PrEP – Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • PS – Partner Services
  • PTC – Prevention Training Center. Our local one is located in Denver.
  • RFP – Request for Proposal
  • STD – Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • TA – Technical Assistance (direct or indirect support to build capacity)
  • TB – Tuberculosis
  • VL – Viral Load
  • YRBS – Youth Risk Behavior Survey