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9:06 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Navajo Struggle With Stigma Of AIDS

Kevan Scott, 22, learned he was HIV-positive two years ago. He moved to Mesa, Ariz. from Page, Ariz. soon after the diagnosis.
Laurel Morales

For people of the Navajo Nation, AIDS has long been thought of as a white man’s disease; an illness that struck others, off of the reservation.

But over the last decade, the number of new HIV infections among Navajos has doubled. And something else that’s new: AIDS is now very much on the reservation itself, which means Navajos are infecting Navajos.

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