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HIV-prevention funding is being slashed in Colorado, even as a growing number of people are diagnosed

An alert went out to health agencies in late summer: the number of Coloradans diagnosed with HIV was on the rise, especially women.  The state health department is now predicting 455 people will receive HIV diagnoses by the end of 2019, up from 409 last year. And this comes after more than a decade of […]

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The number of babies born with syphilis is accelerating in Colorado and nationwide

The number of Colorado babies born with syphilis is rising, and health officials are blaming riskier sexual behaviors related to the opioid crisis and social-dating apps including Tinder. The numbers are still small — five newborns so far this year — but they have increased quickly enough to sound an alarm among public health officials. […]