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 state 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.
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.
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 the links below.
- Falls Community Health Sioux Falls
- Heartland Health Resources Sioux Falls
- Volunteers of America-Northern Rockies Rapid City
Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) in Department of Health field offices provide confidential HIV testing in locations across the state.
For more information on the HIV Prevention Program in South Dakota, please contact the HIV Prevention Program Manager at 605-367-7202.