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High HIV/AIDS rate among Native Americans


Native Americans have the third highest rate of HIV/AIDS cases in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In 2003, the CDC said the rate among American Indians and Alaska Natives was 8 per 100,000. Only African-Americans (58 per 100,000) and Hispanics (10 per 100,000) had higher rates.

The CDC said 1 million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS. According to data from the Indian Health Service, there are more than 2,300 American Indians and Alaska Natives with HIV/AIDS.

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Relevant Links:
National Native American AIDS Prevention Center - http://www.nnaapc.org
National HIV Prevention Conference - http://www.2005hivprevconf.org

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