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Syphilis Strikes Back in US and Iowa

Once on the brink of elimination, syphilis cases reached a 24-year high in the United States in 2017. More than 30,000 cases of the sexually transmitted disease (STD) were reported nationally that year—a nearly 11% jump since 2016. In Iowa alone, there were 101 cases...

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Videos

Video: Story of Acceptance

In addition to facing early-onset aging and certain medical concerns earlier than people without HIV might expect to develop them, long-term survivors also are likely to experience mental and emotional health challenges, such as stigma, bereavement, survivor’s guilt, as well as chronic exposure to trauma, both related to HIV and predating HIV.

Video: Story of Hope

The number of Black women diagnosed with HIV has fallen 42 percent (from 2005 – 2014). That means we’re making progress. But Black women still have the highest HIV infection rate among women of other races and ethnicities. The HIV infection rate for Black women is nearly 16 times that of White women and 5 times that of Hispanic women.

Video: Story of Resilience

When he was diagnosed with HIV, Roger was told to get his affairs in order. 25 years later, Roger is still alive and living his life to the fullest.