Indian Health Service: HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives [Paperback] United States Government Accountability
United States Government Accountability Office - Report to the Committee on Indian Affairs, U.S. Senate
BiblioGov (January 1, 2011)
Although they represent less than 1 percent of all HIV/AIDS reported cases, American Indians and Alaska Natives had the third highest rate of HIV/AIDS diagnosis in the United States after blacks and Hispanics in 2005. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), since the beginning of the epidemic through 2005, a cumulative total of 3,238 American Indians and Alaska Natives have been diagnosed with AIDS.2 But this estimate may be understated because American Indians and Alaska Natives, particularly those living in rural areas, may be less likely to be tested. They may also be less likely to seek testing because of concerns about confidentiality when living in close-knit communities.3 Additionally, CDC and others have reported that American Indians and funded through Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act of 1990 grants.