The Indian Health Service (IHS) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), Division of STD Prevention are pleased to announce the publication of the most recent Indian Health Surveillance Report – Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2011. This report presents statistics and trends for STDs among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) in the United States and for the 12 IHS Administrative Areas.
AI/AN youth and young adults carry a significant burden of STD morbidity nationally, while young AI/AN women continue to experience high rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea in multiple IHS areas. In 2011, AI/AN populations had the second highest rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea as compared to other race/ethnicity groups.
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