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Minnesota HIV cases show slight decline

April 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The annual tally of new HIV cases in Minnesota dropped slightly last year, the state health department reported Wednesday.

The state tabulated 301 new cases during 2013, down 4 percent from 314 new cases the previous year.
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South Dakota seeing big increase in STD cases

December 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Online acquaintances, a changing population and a relaxed view of risks have fueled what officials call an alarming increase in sexually transmitted diseases in South Dakota.
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STDs rise sharply in SD

August 25, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Safe-sex practices likely in decline, epidemiologist says.
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More teens using condoms over past two decades

July 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Today, four of every 10 new HIV infections occur in people younger than 30, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the teen years, just as many youths become sexually active, are key for getting across the safe-sex message. Continue Reading

SD House panel OKs AIDS testing of prostitutes

February 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) A measure advancing in the South Dakota Legislature would require that people convicted of prostitution or soliciting prostitutes be tested for AIDS. Continue Reading

Obama set to announce new steps to combat AIDS

December 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama is renewing the U.S. commitment to ending HIV and AIDS today, setting goals for getting more people access to life-saving AIDS drugs and boosting spending on treatment of the virus in the U.S. by $50 million dollars. Continue Reading

India health minister draws outrage after calling homosexuality ‘disease’

July 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Roughly 2.5 million Indians have HIV, making it the country with the largest number of people living with the virus in Asia. So, it made almost immediate news today when India’s health minister derided homosexuality as an unnatural “disease” from the West at an HIV/AIDS conference. The comments drew outrage today from a U.N. official and activists who said the comments set back campaigns for gay rights and against HIV. Continue Reading

AIDS at 30: Killer has been tamed, but not conquered

June 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

On June 5, 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning shot to the world when they reported the first known cases of what would soon be called AIDS. Continue Reading

Minnesota records fewer new HIV/AIDS cases

April 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

But number is still above 10-year averageMinnesota recorded about 11 percent fewer new HIV/AIDS cases in 2010 than in 2009, but state health authorities caution that the number of new cases last year still exceeded the 10-year average. Continue Reading

Deadly disease in the spotlight tomorrow

November 30, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota will commemorate World AIDS Day tomorrow Wednesday, Dec. 1 for the 23rd consecutive year. Continue Reading