Stigma Surrounding AIDS

  1. Many Native Americans infected with HIV/AIDS are not treated for the disease because of the stigma surrounding it in their communities
    The number of Indians known to have HIV/AIDS remains relatively small, in part because the Indian population is so small and many Indians are not tested for the disease
    Full AP article, although written in 2001, is still relevant today.

    http://www.aegis.com/news/ads/2001/AD012094.html
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  3. by   sirI
    Infection with the HIV/AIDS is rare among Native Americans as compared with whites, blacks and Hispanics. Native Americans account for less than one percent of all AIDS cases in the United States. At the end of 2002, close to 1,500 American Indians/Alaskan Natives were living with AIDS
    January 2005 Fact Sheet from the American Lung Association

    http://www.lungusa.org/site/pp.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=36053

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