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Native HIV/AIDS conference being held in Anchorage


More than 800 people are expected in Anchorage this week for the "Embracing Our Traditions" HIV/AIDS conference.

American Indians and Alaska Natives make up less than 1 percent of new HIV diagnoses nationwide. But the rate of infection among Native women is more than twice that of white women and the rate among Native men is slightly higher than that of white men.

Conference organizers say more attention is needed on HIV/AIDS in Indian Country.

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Conference focuses on Natives and HIV/AIDS (AP 4/30)

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

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