New HIV cases in the Navajo Nation have more than doubled in the past decade, the Daily Times reports. In 2000, there were 15 diagnoses. In 2009, the number of new cases jumped to 35. In 2010, there were 40 new cases. To combat the spread of the disease, the Navajo Area Indian Health Service is providing additional outreach and support, while its hospitals and clinics are offering a free, voluntary HIV test to all patients between the ages of 13 and 64.
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