AIDS Network to merge with AIDS Resource Center

Special to The Freeman

Dec. 11, 2014

MILWAUKEE — Effective Feb. 1, AIDS Network and AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin will be one organization with combined resources.

“Wisconsin has always been a national leader in the fight against AIDS. Our merger will enhance this leadership position,” said ARCW President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Gifford in a statement. “By combining the best of our two organizations, we will enhance services, improve clinical outcomes, and generate new financial resources, all of which are critical as we continue on our quest for a world without AIDS.”

Gifford will continue to serve as president and CEO of the merged organization, which will operate as the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin.

“Joining forces positions us to better serve people at-risk for HIV, our patients and clients, and our communities throughout southern Wisconsin,” said AIDS Network Executive Director Dan Guinn in a statement. “Our board has evaluated this wonderful opportunity thoroughly over the past nine months and fully supports it.”

Upon merging, Guinn will serve as ARCW Vice president of compliance and general counsel.