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HEALTH TOPICS - HIV/AIDS

Our Health

AI/AN People Living with HIV/AIDS
(Indian Health Service)
This toolkit was designed to provide information to AI/AN people living with HIV/AIDS, community members who are thinking of taking the HIV antibody test, and friends or family of people living with HIV/AIDS.

AIDS or HIV - Arctic Health
(National Library of Medicine and University of Alaska Anchorage)


HIV/AIDS Among American Indians and Alaska Natives
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS)

HIV/STD Prevention Guidelines for Native American Communities (PDF, 3,489 KB)
(Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, Indiana University and National Native American AIDS Prevention Center)

Native Americans and Alaskan Natives
(National Library of Medicine)

Research and Tools

Directory of NASTAD Resources for Health Departments Working With Native American Communities (PDF, 1,023 KB)
(National Alliance of State and Terrotiorial AIDS Directors)
Directory of resources developed by NASTAD to faciliate health department collaboration with Native American communities to address HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis in Native communities. Document includes links to Native-speicific agencies as well.

Native Americans and HIV/AIDS: Key Issues and Reccomendations for Health Departments (PDF, 610 KB)
(National Alliance of State and Terrotiorial AIDS Directors)
This report is intended to serve as a resource for health departmnets seeking to work with Native American communities to address existing health disparities, particularly those related to HIV/AIDS.

For Researchers, Health Professionals, & Educators

Native Americans and HIV/AIDS
(National Library of Medicine)
Journal citations from MEDLINE/PubMed

AIDSinfo
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Provides the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and friends, health care providers, scientists, and researchers.

Be Safe: A Cultural Competency Model for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians Towards the Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS (PDF, 1.88 MB)
(National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center)
This model was developed at the National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center. This is a cultural competency model for use in clinical practice. Model is based on the mnemonic “BE SAFE“:Barriers, Ethics, Sensitivity of the Provider, Assessment, Facts, and Encounters. The BE SAFE Model helps health care providers become comfortable in treating and improving the health outcomes of AI/AN/NH. This program supports the training of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, clinical pharmacists, Indigenous healers, spiritual healers and other health care providers in the treatment and management of HIV/AIDS.

Health Disparities in HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Provides statistics and research reports.

HIV/AIDS and American Indians/Alaska Natives
(Office of Minority Health, HHS)
This resource provides HIV/AIDS statistics and incidence rates.

HIV/STD Prevention Guidelines for Native American Communities (PDF, 3,489 KB)
(Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, Indiana University and National Native American AIDS Prevention Center)
These Guidelines offer background and technical information specific to working with American Indian communities, effort to promote, protect, and ensure the future and well-being of their communities.

Providers Serving AI/AN People Living with HIV/AIDS
(Indian Health Service)
This toolkit was designed for providers who work with AI/AN with HIV/AIDS and AI/AN persons at risk for HIV infection and designed to provide practical knowledge and skills that can assist providers in the care of their patients.

Resources
(National Native American AIDS Prevention Center)
Provides links to toolkits, information clearinghouse, social market campaigns, fact sheets, and more.

Toolkit for Integrating HIV Services in Native Health Settings
(National Native American AIDS Prevention Center)
This is a resource for health care providers working with Native communities (or hoping to) who are interested in increasing and integrating HIV-related services. The toolkit takes the approach that there are opportunities for health care settings to introduce or integrate HIV education, counseling, testing or treatment into their routine practices. Health care providers serving Native communities will find a variety of tools and resources to get started or expand HIV-related services.

Organizations and Programs


Project Red Talon
(Project Red Talon Coalition)

Health Information About HIV/AIDS for Everyone

AIDS in MedlinePlus
(National Library of Medicine)

AIDSinfo
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

HIV/AIDS Among US Women
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS)

HIV/AIDS Information
(National Library of Medicine)

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