Transmission and Prevention
HIV & AIDS in Native Americans
HIV and AIDS in Native Americans
- AIDS has increased an unbelievable 9,000 percent in
the last 11 years.
- In 1984, there were two Native Americans were diagnosed with
AIDS, by 1995 the number was above 1,200 cases.
- According to the CDC, through December of 1997, American Indians
and Alaskan Natives accounted for less then .1% of population
but amazingly accounted for .3% of reported AIDS cases.
- Between 1996 and 1998, the number of HIV cases in Native Americans
increased by 33%. The number of AIDS cases increased by
- Native Americans have the fourth highest AIDS case rate per
100,000 people among adults and adolescents.
- Native American females have an AIDS case rate of 3.8 per
100,000 people compared with white females who have a rate of
2.4 per 100,000 people.
- The rate of AIDS deaths for Native Americans is 1.3 times
that of whites.