Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Posted November 5, 2021

As part of Native American Heritage Month, Pacific AETC would like to acknowledge the over 150 indigenous tribes who are traditional stewards of the land that the Pacific region occupies in Arizona, California, Hawai’i, Nevada, and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands. We are committed to the improvement and expansion of HIV testing, education, and treatment among indigenous populations and honor the longstanding history of those native to the land that we inhabit. 

American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people represent about 1.3% of the United States population and less than 1% (186) of the HIV diagnoses in 2018 in the US and dependent areas. However, the number of HIV diagnoses has increased over time. Get the CDC’s latest data on HIV among AI/AN people and learn about the prevention challenges that some AI/AN people face.

Download the CDC’S fact sheet on HIV and American Indian/Alaska Native people.

Learn more about HIV diagnoses and stigma among AI/AN communities below:

Infographic: New HIV Diagnoses among American Indian/Alaskan Native People in the US, 2018

Infographic: HIV stigma among American Indian/Alaskan Natives in the US, 2018

For further information on HIV and American Indian/Alaska Native people, explore the Indian Health Service’s comprehensive list of resources.

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