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HIV/AIDS and American Indians/Alaska Natives

August 20, 2013

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  • American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/NA) have a 30% higher rate of HIV infection as compared to the white population.
  • American Indian/Alaska Natives have a 50% higher AIDS rate as compared to the white population.
  • In 2011, American Indian/Alaska Native women were almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV infection, as compared to the White female population.


At a Glance -- HIV Cases and Rates (Adults)

Estimated Number of Diagnosed Cases and Rates (per 100,000) of HIV Infection, 2011 (United States)

  # Cases Rate AI/NA /
White Ratio
American Indian/Alaska Native males 161 18.0 1.2
White males 12,041 14.5  
 
American Indian/Alaska Native females 51 5.5 2.8
White females 1,776 2.0  
 
American Indian/Alaska Native (both sexes) 212 9.3 1.3
White (both sexes) 13,846 7.0  

Source: CDC 2013. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2011, v.23. Table 3a.
www.cdc.gov/hiv/surveillance/resources/reports/2011report/pdf/2011_HIV_Surveillance_Report_vol_23.pdf [PDF | 2.32MB]


At a Glance -- HIV Infection Cases and Rates (Children <13 Years)

Estimated number of diagnosed cases and rates (per 100,000) of HIV infection, 2011 (United States)

  # Cases Rate
American Indians/Alaska Natives 0 0.0
White 29 0.1
Total Population 192 0.4

Source: CDC 2013. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2011, v.23. Table 5a.
www.cdc.gov/hiv/surveillance/resources/reports/2011report/pdf/2011_HIV_Surveillance_Report_vol_23.pdf [PDF | 2.32MB]

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