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Opinion
Editorial: AIDS a 'time bomb' for Native Americans


"HIV/AIDS is a "time bomb" for Native Americans. Then-Surgeon General David Satcher gave the warning in 2001.

Four years later, it's still ticking.

The remoteness of many tribal communities once seemed a protection against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In a two-part series last week, Arizona Republic reporter Judy Nichols showed how that isolation is making it harder to prevent and treat HIV.

The AIDS infection rate for Native American adults and adolescents passed the Anglo level in 1995 and is now more than 40 percent higher."

Get the Story:
Tribal time bomb (The Arizona Republic 7/11)

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

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