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From 2015 - 2019, HIV diagnoses decreased or stayed the same amongst all ethnicities except American Indians / Alaskan Natives. From 2015 - 2019 the number of HIV diagnoses increased amongst American Indians / Alaskan Natives.1
In 2021, South Dakota saw 693 cases of syphilis, a 1,286% increase over the 5-year median of 21 cases. In 2021, the number of congenital syphilis cases increased in South Dakota, including an increased number of fetal and infant deaths. American Indians/Alaska Natives are disproportionately infected.2
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends staying up-to-date on your vaccines. For most people, that means taking primary and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, in the United States, 78% of people have taken at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 67% are fully-vaccinated, and only 32% have received a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.3 We still have some work to do. With COVID-19 cases rising over the past couple of weeks; we encourage you to get vaccinated to protect yourself, your relatives, and our communities.
Infectious diseases like STDs, COVID-19, and the flu, among others, are preventable. Although they may seem harmless, they can devastate individuals, families, and communities. Use the resources below to learn how to protect yourself before you wreck yourself.
Learn how to protect yourself, your relatives, and our communities.
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