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Pueblos combating AIDS

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2002

Native Americans make up 6 percent of HIV/AIDS cases in the state of New Mexico, a figure health experts fear will rise.

Yvonne Davis, HIV/AIDS program director for the All Indian Pueblo Council, which provides services to the state's 19 Pueblos, says tribal members don't want to confront the realities of sexually transmitted diseases. "My deep passion is I don't want to see the Pueblos die. I don't want to see them extinct," she tells The Santa Fe New Mexican.

Nationwide, the rate of AIDS among Native Americans is 11.3 per 100,000 people, higher than 9 per 100,000 of the White population.

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Indians and AIDS (The Santa Fe New Mexican 3/27)

Relevant Links:
20 Years of AIDS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/od/20years.htm

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