May 2, 2012
New HIV Cases in 2011 Declined 12% in Minnesota
The number of new HIV cases in Minnesota dropped 12 percent
in one year, the Brainerd Dispatch reports. A total of 292 new HIV cases were
reported in the state in 2011 compared with 331 cases in 2010, according to a
new report from the Minnesota Department of Health. But health officials
cautioned that certain groups have seen increases: HIV cases among women rose 9
percent, with women of color making up 81 percent of all new cases; young males
13 to 24 years old accounted for 22 percent of all new male cases; and all
racial/ethnic populations saw a decrease in cases except African-born males,
who saw a 31 percent increase.
To read the Brainerd Dispatch article, click here.
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