How does Iowa fit into the picture when you look at the impact of AIDS on this World Aids Day? The Iowa Department of Public Health says reported AIDS cases dropped to a low of 63 last year after a high of 196 cases in 1993. The Executive Director of the Central Iowa Aids project says those numbers only appear to be low as people who contract the disease outside the state and move here aren’t counted.Peg Sandeen says things haven’t changed much one way or the other.Sandeen believes H-I-V, the disease that causes AIDS, isn’t getting the attention it used to.She says the lack of respect for the disease is a concern because more young kids don’t understand what can happen and are getting infected.Since numbers have been kept, 11-hundred-92 Iowans have been diagnosed with AIDS and 639 have died. This year alone, 169 H-I-V cases have been diagnosed in Iowa.
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