Iowa Sees Most New HIV Cases in 2016 Since Testing Began in 1980’sDES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health saw more new HIV diagnoses than any year on record in 2016. 54% of those diagnosed with HIV in 2016 were age 25-44. That is the most since records for testing for the disease began in 1989. Instead they credit an increase in testing brought on by an increase in those covered by health insurance. It’s likely also a sign of improved access to health care.”The state’s end-of-year HIV surveillance report also shows the disease continues to disproportionately affect the African-American community.
A Strong New Option For New HIV Patients « CBS Miami ‘Test And Treat’
DOH-Broward is partnering with registered HIV testing sites, the Broward County Ryan White Part A office, Ryan White HIV primary care providers, hospitals and private physicians to implement Test and Treat.
People diagnosed with HIV can ask about Test and Treat when they receive their positive test result.
Here’s how it helps:When HIV virus in the blood is reduced to undetectable levels, people are far less likely to develop complications, or AIDS.
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Organizations that have agreed to be Test and Treat providers are Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Care Resource and the Broward Community and Family Health Centers.
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