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By Roe W Bubar, Irene S Vernon, Paul Rosier, Walter Echo-Hawk

Research the social matters confronted by means of local americans in the context of the genesis of the issues and what efforts were made to deal with them. a number of the topics lined contain healthiness, HIV/AIDS, and violence opposed to women.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Native Americans and HIV/AIDS One of their important community outreach tools has been the award-wining video, Community Support Is Strong Medicine. The video helps create discussion and stimulates learning at community meetings. In June 2002, BEAR hosted the first annual Traditional Healers Conference, which provided open dialogue about HIV and Native Americans that included both traditional healers and Western medical providers. Indigenous People’s Task Force Another community-based organization providing critical AIDS services is the Indigenous People’s Task Force in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The high rate of TB in Native communities has convinced the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center to test the majority of clients in their case management network prior to enrolling them in case management. The relationship between HIV and diseases such as diabetes and TB is increasingly a topic of concern to all health officials. Native Americans have found that fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS among their people requires service providers to pay close attention to not only prevalent diseases but also to the social conditions as well, particularly homophobia.

These are particularly important factors to consider for IHS offices located in small tight-knit communities where rumors and innuendo are common. Clearly, this history of distrust prohibits some from seeking diagnosis, assistance, and medical attention. Finally, one of the most critical factors placing Native people at risk for HIV/AIDS is their behavior. Substance abuse is found in many Native communities and it places people at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS. It is true that substance and alcohol abuse is not the route of transmission for HIV, but it plays a very critical role in the AIDS epidemic.

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