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ERIC Number: EJ859612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1553-8346
HIV/AIDS Prevention Education: Considerations for American Indian/Alaska Native Youth
Sileo, Thomas W.; Gooden, Myma A.
Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth, v6 n2 p47-64 2004
American Indians/Alaska Natives represent slightly less than 0.9% of the total U.S. population, yet they account for one percent of the reported HIV and AIDS cases nationwide. Approximately 2537 cumulative AIDS cases have been identified in the American Indian/ Alaska Native community; AIDS related deaths account for about half of the cumulative cases among Native Peoples. The number of HIV/AIDS cases is swelling as evidenced by the 122 new HIV infections and 190 new AIDS cases reported in 2001. Increases in HIV infection among American Indians/Alaska Natives result primarily from unprotected sexual activity and injection drug use. The information in this article considers cultural and family traits and values that should be addressed in HIV/AIDS prevention education and culturally competent instruction that complements these variables. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A