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...
Viral Suppression and Preventing HIV Transmission

Viral Suppression and Preventing HIV Transmission

What You Need To Know People who are living with HIV should take medicine to treat HIV as soon as possible. HIV medicine is called anti-retroviral therapy, or ART. If taken as directed, HIV medicine reduces the amount of HIV in the body (viral load) to a very low...

Flu Shots

It is that time of year…cooler temps, falling leaves, football and flu shots! It is important for you to protect yourself against the flu every year by getting vaccinated. What is influenza? Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by...

Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Make wellness a part of your daily life! Learning about the Eight Dimensions of Wellness can help you choose how to make wellness a part of your everyday life. Wellness strategies are practical ways to start developing healthy habits that can have a positive impact on...
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