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AMERICAN SAMOA HIV/AIDS PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS/UPDATES. Presented by Faraitoafa M. Utu, RN HIV/AIDS Program Manager. Epidemiological Information for American Samoa (Total population – 68,000). Prior to 2001 - No locally diagnosed HIV or AIDS cases

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american samoa hiv aids program accomplishments updates

AMERICAN SAMOAHIV/AIDS PROGRAMACCOMPLISHMENTS/UPDATES

Presented by Faraitoafa M. Utu, RN

HIV/AIDS Program Manager

epidemiological information for american samoa total population 68 000
Epidemiological Information for American Samoa(Total population – 68,000)
  • Prior to 2001 - No locally diagnosed HIV or AIDS cases
  • June of 2001 - Two locally diagnosed cases of HIV infection
  • Since 2001 - No locally diagnosed HIV or AIDS cases
hiv aids program goals perinatal transmission prevention
HIV/AIDS PROGRAM GOALSPERINATAL TRANSMISSION PREVENTION
  • No unborn child in American Samoa shall be denied the right to be protected from its mother’s HIV virus before the day of his or her birth.
  • Promote and provide routine, universal screening for every pregnant women as early as possible in her pregnancy.
hiv testing sites
HIV TESTING SITES
  • Amouli Dispensary (Eastern side)
  • Department of Health Physical clinic
  • STI clinic
  • TB clinic
  • HIV/AIDS clinic
  • LBJ OB-GYN Clinic
  • Tafuna Family Health Center
he rr outreach target populations
HE/RR OUTREACH TARGET POPULATIONS
  • Collegestudents
  • Nursing schools students
  • Public and private school students Grades 6-12
  • Church youth groups
  • Women’s community action organizations
  • Cannery workers (2 canneries)
  • Local athletes who travel to other Pacific islands
  • Government agencies (in service workshops
  • Prison inmates
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MSM friendship club members

  • Transient commercial fishermen
  • Local bar hostesses
he rr prevention messages
HE/RR PREVENTION MESSAGES
  • Direct Contact Outreach Workshops
  • Public Information Media Announcements

MAIN THEME

“Every person in American Samoa is entitle to unrestricted access for free confidential HIV/AIDS counseling and testing services.”

ctr services
CTR SERVICES

Current Population: 68,000

  • HIV BLOOD TEST

2004 193

2005 1,056

2006 1,305

2007 1,830

2008 2,792