HIV Disproportionately Affecting Some Indigenous Populations, Meeting Held Ahead Of AIDS 2016 Hears

VICE News: Indigenous communities worldwide are fighting to deal with the threat of HIV
“…[R]esearchers are trying to paint a more complete picture of how the virus is afflicting indigenous populations around the world. What is known is troubling — in one Canadian province, for example, 71 percent of new cases of HIV were aboriginal people, while in Fiji, 82 percent of new infections are indigenous people. … Attendees of the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV/AIDS are working to have indigenous peoples recognized as key populations in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, putting them alongside other groups considered at high risk, including men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, prisoners, and sex workers…” (Hill, 7/22).

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