AIDS among American Indians and Native Alaskans. The majority of cases of AIDS reported among "American Indians and Native Alaskans" have been among men who have sex with men (MSM), through injection drug use (IDU) and a combination of the two (MSM-IDU). View AIDS Cases in Adults and Adolescents by Exposure Category and Race/Ethnicity, Reported through 1999 (US)36 for a tabulated summary of the major modes of HIV infection among "American Indians and Native Alaskans".
As ethnic groups, neither the American Indians nor Native Alaskans contribute significantly to the total AIDS cases or AIDS deaths in the United States (revisit the figure in
to compare AIDS among American Indians and Native Alaskans with other ethnic groups in the US). The "y-scale" of the figure shown below was "magnified" to be able to observe the trend of the "flat line" graph (shown in the figure in
) for AIDS deaths among American Indians and Native Alaskans. [View other references and slides listed below.]