HIV

HIV Fact Sheet

SAMHSA Launches Behavioral Health and HIV/AIDS Web Page

SAMHSA is dedicated to promoting wellness and reducing the impact of mental and substance use disorders on America's communities and is collaborating with its Federal partners to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

Powerpoint for the latest CDC policy information on HIV

Powerpoint offered by Dr. Bernie Branson from the CDC who is the lead on Universal HIV Testing for the Center. The CDC recommends that all people between 13 and 64 should be tested annually for HIV, making it part of a routine health screening. Many Native patients are not identified until they have full-blown AIDS making anti-retroviral therapy much less effective. With early detection and treatment, HIV positive persons can live a long and healthy life. And once a person knows that he/she is infected, the transmission rate is lowered dramatically, keeping our tribal communities safer.

Native American HIV Services Toolkit

CHT is very pleased to announce the completion of a new free resource called Toolkit for Integrating HIV Services in Native Health Settings, the result of a collaboration between Center for Health Training and National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC) in Denver, CO. This Toolkit is for health care providers and managers who want to begin and/or improve the process of integrating HIV services into existing health care services for Native communities.

Indian Health Service HIV Program Online Training Modules

IHS has developed online training modules that are a valuable resource for AI/AN People Living with HIV/AIDS as well as anyone interested in maintaining good health and increasing awareness about HIV in their communities.

CDC's Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (OMHD) (404) 489 - 2320

CDC surveillance information has indicated that HIV/AIDS is a increasingly growing problem for the American Indian and Alaska Natives population. In 2004, in the 33 states with a long-term, confidential name-based HIV reporting, women accounted for 29% of the HIV/AIDS diagnoses reported for that year. An estimated 1,506 AI/AN were living with AIDS. The approximate rate of AIDS diagnosis for AI/AN adults and teens was 9.9 per 100,000 persons, the 3rd highest rate after those for African American and Hispanic adults and teens. The estimated AIDS diagnosis for their white counterparts was 7.1 per 100,000.

Indian Health Service (IHS)

Office of Public Health: (301) 443-3024

National Center for Health Statistics...Monitoring the Nation's Health

This site provides health data for all ages nationwide.

NIWHRC HIV/AIDS Programs

Women Train the Trainer

National Indian Women’s Health Resource Center has developed a "Train the Trainer" curriculum, which is culturally appropriate; and sensitive training materials are being developed through this project for training HIV/AIDS prevention specialists in tribal communities throughout the United States, particularly where there is a high incidence of HIV/AIDS among American Indian and Alaska Natives.

NIWHRC has also assisted with the formation of three HIV/AIDS coalitions: HEART in northeast Oklahoma, PANI HOPE in central Oklahoma, and ONNUAA in southwest Oklahoma.

HIV 101

HIV 101 is intended to answer as many of your questions about HIV as we can. The information has been provided by the Centers for Disease Control. HIV 101 is met to be informative and hopefully will help you to better understand this disease and ways to prevent and detect HIV.

AIDs.Gov Blog

A large number of Federal agencies and programs are engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, and research efforts in the United States. AIDS.gov serves as a gateway for information about those Federal domestic efforts.Since the launch of AIDS.gov on December 1, 2006 (World AIDS Day), there has been a growing interest in finding ways to use new media to disseminate information about HIV/AIDS and improve prevention, testing, treatment, and research outcomes. AIDS.gov created this blog to address that interest.
Miguel Gomez, Director of AIDS.gov

HIV and AIDS Statistics

HIV and AIDS Resources

HIV and AIDS Articles

HIV, AIDS and Pregnancy

Teen Education on HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS Events

HIV/AIDS awareness had become necessary in order to prevent and educate people about these diseases. Worldwide events are held to promote awareness, prevention, and education. As we receive information about upcoming events we will post them here. Click on each event for more information.

World AIDS Day
December 1st every year.
The World AIDS Campaign, in close collaboration with our partners, has made resources and materials for the promotion of World AIDS day available to organizations around the globe in recent years. 2009 will be no exception.
Previously, World AIDS Day resources have been used and adapted to great effect by groups and organizations all over the world. In 2009 we will have several posters and postcards available for download and distribution. As in previous years the materials will be available in English, French, Russian, and Spanish.

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD)
is an annual campaign coordinated by the National Association of People with AIDS to encourage people of all ages to "Take the Test, Take Control."
Early HIV diagnosis is critical, so people who are infected can fully benefit from available life-saving treatments. Currently, almost 40 percent of people with HIV are not diagnosed until they already have developed AIDS. That can be up to 10 years after they first became infected with HIV. Finding out whether you are infected with HIV is the first step to improving your health and the health of your partners and your family.
Take the Test, 
		Take Control. National HIV Testing Day – 6/27/2009

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 20 is National Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
HIV is affecting thousands of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). AI/AN have the third highest rate of AIDS diagnosis in the United States, despite having the smallest population. AI/AN people with AIDS are likely to be younger than non-AI/AN people with AIDS. AI/ANs also have the shortest time between AIDS diagnosis and death.

Worldwide AIDS Awareness Events

Worldwide HIV and AIDS affects nearly 40 million people each day. As of 2004, over 20 million people have died from AIDS. In Africa alone, AIDS has resulted in 12 million children being orphaned.

This has caused people globally to take notice and gain a better understanding of this devastating disease. Internationally, HIV/AIDS awareness days are held annually to promote the prevention and to increase knowledge of this overwhelming and destructive disease.