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Volunteer Spotlight: Tom Davis

Tom Davis has single-handedly assembled 15,000 safe sex kits for our prevention team to distribute in the community. Tom had been volunteering for a year when he attended our Martin Luther King Jr. Day of service safe sex kit packing event in January. Our team reached...

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National HIV Testing Day

On National HIV Testing Day, June 27, and we chatted with KCCI about the importance of getting tested, and Tommie Clark even got tested on air to show everyone in Central Iowa how easy it is to get tested. During the day we set up our Mobile Health Unit in the parking...

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Dar Krom named Director of The Project

We are excited to introduce Dar Krom, the new Director of The Project of Primary Health Care! She started with The Project in 2015 as a quality specialist and was promoted to the role of Support Services Manager in 2017. Dar has more than 29 years of experience...

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Where to find The Project at Pride

The countdown to Capital City Pride Fest 2019 is on, and we have big plans for The Project of Primary Health Care's booth in the Wellness Village! Here is a rundown of everything that we have going on next weekend at Pride. Stop by to get safe sex kits and spin our...

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Are you at risk for Hepatitis C?

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, and we created a list of the four factors/behaviors that increase your risk of Hepatitis C. You have had unprotected sex with multiple partners. People can live with Hepatitis C for decades without symptoms which means that many...

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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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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.