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CDC Fact Sheet: HIV/AIDS Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created a fact sheet that examines HIV/AIDS among American Indians and Alaska Natives.  HIV is a critical public health issue among the approximately 5.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) who represent about 1.7% of the US population.  AI/ANs represented less than 1% of estimated new HIV infections in 2010.  When compared with other racial/ethnic groups, AI/AN ranked fifth in estimated rates of HIV infection diagnoses in 2011, with lower rates than blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders, and people reporting multiple races, but higher rates than Asians and whites.

The CDC’s HIV/AIDS fact sheet can be found online: http://goo.gl/QZy6h

 

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