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HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, and both are growing health issues in our Native population.
Here are some facts:
- CDC estimates over one million people have HIV in the United States (U.S.)
- American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) are ranked third in the nation for the rate of new infections of HIV when compared with all other races and ethnicities
- HIV is mainly affecting the younger AI/AN population
- Every nine and ½ minutes someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV
- There is no cure or vaccine for HIV/AIDS
What can you do to make sure you don’t get HIV?
- Know you and your partner’s HIV status
- Practice safer sex
- Use condoms, every time
- Limit your number of sexual partners
- Get tested. You can find places to get tested by:
- Visiting your local IHS, Tribal or Urban facility
- Typing your address, city, state or zip code in the widget on this page
More Information on HIV/AIDS
If you want to learn more about HIV/AIDS basics, what to do if you are diagnosed with HIV, and if you are living with HIV or AIDS, visit the IHS HIV/AIDS Program toolkit.
I know my body, I know my status. HIV - Get Tested
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