American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN)
American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2017), though the American Indian and Alaskan Native population is relatively small in the U.S. (about 1.2%), HIV still affects this population with higher rates than Asians and whites. In fact, yearly incidences have increased by 63% among AI/AN gay and bisexual men over the last ten years. This population also experiences challenges to HIV prevention such as poverty, high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and stigma.
HIV Diagnoses among American Indians/Alaska Natives in the U.S. by Transmission Category and Sex, 2015
† Injection drug use
For more information on HIV and care within this population, visit the CDC’s HIV page.