Aids cases in Minnesota increase by 13 percent in 2009AIDS cases continue their annual increase in Minnesota, particularly in young adult males, the Minnesota Department of Health said today in a press release.
By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald
The number of new HIV cases in the state increased by 13 percent in 2009, marking a 17-year high, according to a new preliminary report from the Minnesota Department of Health. There were 368 HIV cases reported in 2009, compared with 326 cases in 2008.
MDH data show that a total of 9,176 HIV/AIDS cases have been reported since MDH began tracking AIDS in 1982 and HIV in 1985. The state averaged a little over 300 cases per year for nearly a decade.