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...
Are you at risk for Hepatitis C?

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...
Syphilis Strikes Back in US and Iowa

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...
Just Diagnosed? Don’t Panic

Just Diagnosed? Don’t Panic

Receiving an HIV diagnosis has never been less life-changing than it is today. Since the early days of the epidemic, treatments have been revolutionized, and with modern medications you can now look forward to living a long and healthy life, pursuing all the same...
Lab Tests: Why They Are Important and What They Mean

Lab Tests: Why They Are Important and What They Mean

Your Lab Tests Help Keep You on Top of Your Health Showing up for your appointments and getting your lab tests done are good ways to help your healthcare professional fight HIV and keep you healthy. Your healthcare professional uses these tests to track what HIV is...