Iowa Health Department Reports Decreasing Number of Newly Recorded HIV Cases, AIDS-Related Deaths
January 23, 2009
The Iowa Department of Public Health recently reported that 10 fewer HIV cases were newly recorded in the first half of 2008 than in the same period in 2007, the Associated Press reports (Associated Press, 1/20). In addition, the number of Iowans dying from AIDS-related causes is decreasing, the AP/Sioux City Journal reports. According to the AP/Journal, 49 new HIV cases were reported in the first half of 2008 -- the latest reporting period -- and 59 were reported during the same period in 2007. A total of 127 newly recorded cases occurred in 2007, an increase from the two previous years. Health department estimates show that an additional 566 people are unknowingly living with HIV in the state.
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