Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Get the Facts About Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Natives 

HIV 

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the rate of HIV among adult and adolescent Native males was great than the rate for white males. The rate of HIV among Native females was greater than white females. 

HIV | American Indians and Alaskan Natives 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases 

  •  Chlamydia: According to the CDC, in 2018 the rate of reported chlamydia among Natives in the United States was 3.7 times higher than the rate among whites 
  • Gonorrhea: The CDC reports that in 2018, gonorrhea cases among Natives was 4.6 times higher than the rate among whites
  • Congenital Syphilis: According to the CDC, congenital syphilis cases among Natives was 5.9 times higher than the rate among whites

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Syphilis 

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, Syphilis cases have increased by 1,286% compared to the five-year median number of cases in South Dakota. 3/4 of the syphilis cases are among Natives. Most of the cases are in western South Dakota. There has been an increase in congenital syphilis cases and deaths. View our emergency resources. 

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Viral Hepatitis 

 According to the CDC, in 2018 Natives in the United States had the "highest hepatitis C related death rate among all race/ethnic groups, at 9.05 deaths per 100,000 population". 

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Tuberculosis (TB)

 In 2018, the CDC reported that the rate of TB disease among Natives was over eight times higher than the rate of TB disease among non-Hispanic whites. 

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 STD statistics sourced from CDC | Health Disparities in HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB

STD Prevention Programs 

Sexually Transmitted Infections / Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative Program

Sexually Transmitted Infections / Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative Program

If you are sexually active, you need to be informed. Follow this link to learn how to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections. 

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Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center

Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center

The Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center provides support to tribal nations across the Great Plains to help diagnose health disparities and the presence of diseases and disorders in our communities. 

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Oyate Health Center

Oyate Health Center

The Oyate Health Center is a tribally-owned and operated walk-in primary care clinic located in Rapid City, South Dakota. The facility is under the management of the Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Health Board.

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