PITCH Wellness Summit 2018

Register for the 2018 PITCH (Positive Iowans Taking Charge) Wellness Summit, May 4-6.

Viral Suppression and Preventing HIV Transmission

People living with HIV who take HIV medicine as prescribed and get and keep an undetectable viral load have effectively no risk of transmitting HIV to their HIV-negative sexual partners.

2017 By The Number

Over 22k services provided in 2017! We are proud to serve the community last year, as we have done for the past 30 years.

Building Emotional Resilience

Having HIV can be an overwhelming experience. You may feel frightened, angry, and anxious. You may feel stressed as you adjust to medication regimens or worried about the future as you figure out how to cope with the challenges of HIV. These feelings as...

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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.