HIV/AIDS: Hidden in Plain Sight

April 20, 2011

Radio interview: listen or download.

At the beginning of his term, President Obama instructed the White House Office of National AIDS Policy to develop a response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. 

Three goals were set: prevention and reduction in numbers, increase access to care and optimize health outcomes. 

When it comes to Native America, how do we fit into the equation? Are the numbers on how this epidemic has hit our tribal nations accurate? 

Guests are Dr. Pamela Jumper-Thurman (Cherokee) Senior Research Scientist/Colorado State University, Elton Naswood (Dine), Program Coordinator/Red Circle Project, Hannabah Blue (Dine), Capacity Building Assistance Specialist/National Native American AIDS Prevention Center.