Fortunately, HIV and AIDS rates remain lower for Native Americans than for some other groups. One exception: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found in a 2011 study that Native injected drug users experience the highest rates of HIV infections than any other demographic. National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is this week. The theme is “Unity in CommUnity, Stand Strong to Prevent HIV.” We’ll hear more about community efforts to prevent HIV.
Dr. Pamela Jumper-Thurman (Western Cherokee) – adjunct professor at Colorado State University in ethnic studies and past director of Commitment to Action for 7th Generation Awareness and Education
Isadore Boni (San Carlos Apache) – HIV survivor and activist
Break music: Imazighenation (song) R. Carlos Nakai Quartet featuring R. Carlos Nakai, Amochip Dabney, Will Clipman and Johnny Walker (artist) What Lies Beyond (album)