New HIV Cases Drop From 2009 Levels in Minnesota, but Past 10 Years Still Show an Upward Trend
May 3, 2011
New HIV cases in Minnesota dropped 11 percent last year from 2009, when the state recorded the highest yearly total since 1992. Data show 331 new cases were logged last year, compared with 370 in 2009.
"It looks like 2009 was an anomaly. But the long-term picture over the past 10 years is that we've seen a slow but steady increase in cases, so there's an upward trend" said Peter Carr, head of the STD and HIV section at the Minnesota Department of Health. The state had averaged just over 300 new HIV cases per year for nearly a decade, but that figure has jumped to roughly 320 in recent years.
St. Paul Pioneer Press
04.26.2011; Christopher Snowbeck
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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