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South Dakota Indian HIV/AIDS cases steady, still high


The number of HIV/AIDS cases among American Indians in South Dakota remained steady over the past six months but the rate is still among the highest in the state.

According to the January 2006 surveillance report, American Indians represented 15 percent of HIV/AIDS cases, the same as six months ago. But American Indians only make up about 9 percent of the state population.

A map contained in the reported showed that the HIV/AIDS cases among American Indians are concentrated on the state's reservations.

Get the Story:
Number of HIV cases rises in S.D. (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 1/26)
HIV rate in S.D. increased last year (AP 1/26)

Surveillance Reports:
January 2006 | July 2005 | January 2005 | More Data

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

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