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 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.
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.
HIV and AIDS Statistics
HIV and AIDS Resources
HIV and AIDS Articles
HIV, AIDS and Pregnancy
Teen Education on HIV/AIDS
Miguel Gomez, Director of AIDS.gov
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
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
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 20 is National Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian) HIV/AIDS
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
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.