Officials at the Iowa Department of Public Health are planning an HIV/AIDS conference to address the spread of HIV in the state, the Associated Press/ reports (, 5/29).

The conference, titled “Unity and Diversity: The Challenge for Change,” will be held June 3-4. It will convene health care professionals in Des Moines to discuss prevention and treatment services for people in the state.

According to the article, the number of HIV cases in Iowa is at its highest level since reporting began in 1998.