In recent years, the number of people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in American rose more among Native Americans than any other ethnic population .
Native Americans make up one percent of the caseloads nationally, but in Wyoming, they make up four times the national average.
Robert Foley is President of the National Native American Aids Prevention Center. He worries that dealing with the epidemic in states like Wyoming where the general population is small, could be a huge obstacle in the future.
The Wyoming Senate has voted to add $500-thousand dollars to continue to fund a program that provides drugs for those with HIV and AIDS. The money was restored by the House, but voted down by the Senate. However, Monday the Senate reconsidered the funding. Senator Charles Scott says without it those with HIV and AIDS might have trouble getting the necessary drugs.