World AIDS Day



Shelby Cloke, Public Relations Manager
(515) 235-0413 or (515)249-6084  

Published: 12.01.11| Updated: 12.01.11

Dec. 1, 2011 (Des Moines, IA) – World AIDS Day is an opportunity to come together to fight the disease, raise awareness, and support those living with HIV/AIDS.

“HIV is on the decline but rates of new infection are still unacceptably high,” said Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Medical Director Jill Meadows.

“We know how to prevent new infections. The key to success is taking every opportunity to provide people with the education and resources they need to stay healthy.”

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland offers Rapid HIV testing at all 28 health centers throughout Iowa and Nebraska. With a simple blood draw, you can get tested and know your results within 20 minutes.

“About 1 out of 4 people with HIV doesn’t know they are infected,” Dr. Meadows said.

“World AIDS Day is a reminder to get tested, because early diagnosis and treatment can save lives.”

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland offers a sliding discount fee scale, to make sure all patients can afford the quality services they need.

Appointments can be made at 1-877-811-7526. Walk-ins are welcome.


Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has served women and men of all ages in the Heartland since the 1930s. Today the agency offers a full range of quality reproductive health care services to residents in Nebraska and Iowa through its 28 health centers plus Education Resource Centers located in Des Moines, Lincoln and Omaha.

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