May 2, 2012
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released HIV/AIDS data for 2011 showing a decline in new infections overall but a worrying rise among some groups, including women.
There were 292 new HIV cases last year, a 12 percent drop from the 331 cases logged in 2010, MDH said. In total, an estimated 7,136 Minnesotans are thought to be living with HIV/AIDS.
According to the report:
"While the overall drop in cases is encouraging, it's concerning that we continue to see increases and higher rates among some of our communities," said Peter Carr, STD and HIV section manager at MDH.