Iowa’s HIV Numbers Hold Steady As US Figures Fall

Atlanta, GA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the estimated new HIV infections have fallen nationwide from 2017 to 2021, while Iowa’s new infection rate has remained virtually unchanged.

State medical director Robert Kruse says about 14 percent of Iowans with HIV are unaware they’re living with the virus.

Kruse says the rate of new HIV diagnoses has increased among many vulnerable groups, including Iowans born outside the US.

Kruse says Iowa has historically had a low HIV rate as compared to the rest of the country.



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