HIV/AIDS cases explode
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NOVEMBER 24, 2000

HIV infections and cases of AIDS among aboriginals in Canada have grown 91 percent over the past three years, says Health Canada.

In 1996, aboriginals represented about 8 percent of AIDS cases. In 1999, they represent about 15 percent.

Natives diagnosed with AIDS tend to be younger than non-Natives. Native women are also affected at a higher rate.

Relevant Links:
HIV and AIDS among Aboriginal people in Canada, Fact Sheet -
Health Canada -

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