Epidemiological Profile for Iowa, 2002

(2002) Epidemiological Profile for Iowa, 2002. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

This statewide profile describes the epidemiology of HIV, AIDS, and other sexually transmitted diseases in Iowa through December, 2002. The report characterizes the distribution of these diseases in terms of geography, race, gender, age, and associated causal factors. This epidemiological profile has been prepared to assist in developing a comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Plan. This description of the HIV epidemic in the state serves to guide prevention and service efforts, to quantify unmet need for prevention and care programs, and to evaluate programs and policies in Iowa. Five key questions are addressed: 1. What are the sociodemographic characteristics of Iowa’s population? 2. What is the epidemiology, including the geographical distribution, of HIV, AIDS, and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Iowa? 3. Who is at the greatest risk of becoming infected with HIV and other STDs in Iowa? 4. What are the patterns of utilization of HIV services throughout the state? 5. What are the number and characteristics of persons who know they are HIV-positive, but who are not receiving primary medical care?

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: HIV, AIDS, STD, Sexually Transmitted Disease, STI
Subjects: Health and medicine > Diseases > Sexually transmitted diseases
Health and medicine > Diseases > AIDS and HIV
Health and medicine > Public health > Epidemiology
Health and medicine > Diseases
ID Code: 1455
Deposited By: Randy Mayer
Deposited On: 12 Jul 2004
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2004
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/1455

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