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Begin: Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Management Program

Begin: Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Management Program

BE HEALTHY. BE FIT. BE HAPPY. This healthy lifestyle program emphasizes eating for good health, weight loss and being physically active. Begin™ is not a “diet”- Begin™ is a plan to help with lifelong wellness. This program will be facilitated by a...

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PrEP Copay Cards: Issues and what you need to know

PrEP Copay Cards: Issues and what you need to know

It has come to our attention that the Gilead copay cards for PrEP have new information. When some of our clients have gone to fill their PrEP prescriptions the copay card is coming up as expired. Have no fear, the cards are not expired, and you can still fill your...

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HIV Support Group – New Location

HIV Support Group – New Location

The location for the HIV Support Group has changed! When: Wednesdays, 5-6 PM Where: 1200 Valley West Drive Suite 704, West Des Moines, 50266 (Third Floor Conference Room) Every Wednesday evening share information and experiences with an inclusive group of individuals...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Tom Davis

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

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

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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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.