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.
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.
HIV is a public health issue among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), who represent about 1.3% a of the U.S. population. Overall, diagnosed HIV infections among AI/AN are proportional to their population size. Compared with other racial/ethnic groups, AI/AN ranked fourth in rates of HIV diagnoses in 2016, with a lower rate than blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos,b and people reporting multiple races, but a higher rate than Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders, Asians, and whites.
This site provides health data for all ages nationwide.
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.
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/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.