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Iowa HIV Disease Diagnoses Increase; Increased Testing Credited (5/11/17)

Iowa HIV Disease Diagnoses Increase; Increased Testing Credited (5/11/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) yearly HIV Disease Surveillance Report shows in 2016, Iowa experienced the largest number of people diagnosed with HIV since reporting by name began in 1989. Additionally, there was a notable increase in black/African American Iowans diagnosed with HIV in 2016. U.S.-born blacks/African Americans diagnosed with HIV increased by 75 percent from 2015; foreign-born blacks/African Americans diagnosed with HIV increased by 110 percent. Although black/African Americans represent just 3 percent of Iowa’s general population, they make up 32 percent of all HIV diagnoses.

 

 

Thursday, May 11, 2017/Author: Sandy Briggs/Number of views (352)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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