United States: Navajo Confront an Increase in New HIV Infections
May 20, 2013
The Indian Health Service (IHS) reported 47 new HIV cases on the Navajo reservation in 2012 -- a 20-percent increase from 2011. Since 1999, HIV incidence in the Navajo tribe has increased fivefold, according to Dr. Jonathan Iralu, the report's author. Iralu partly attributed the recent rise in diagnoses to earlier detection of the virus among tribe members.
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