Good Question: Are We Winning The War Against HIV/AIDS?Actor Charlie Sheen announced Tuesday morning that he is HIV-positive. He said he has known about the diagnosis for four years and has been taking daily antiretroviral medications to stay healthy. "It's a hard three letters to absorb," Sheen said.
Health Watch: MN Health Care Providers Call For Universal HIV ScreeningsMinnesota's largest health care providers are rewriting the rules on who should get screened for HIV.
Health Officials: New HIV Cases Up 2 Percent In 2014New numbers from the Department of Health show that the percentage of HIV diagnoses in Minnesota ticked up slightly in 2014, with most cases being reported in the Twin Cities metro and among minority communities.
ND HIV/AIDS Rate Rises With Population Growth The number of HIV and AIDS cases in North Dakota has grown dramatically in recent years as workers from across the country have flocked to the state because of its booming economy.
Medical Pot Backers Hope To Speed Task Force Work Potential medical marijuana patients and family members said Thursday they hope to assuage police concerns as the state builds up its new program allowing the treatment of eight illnesses with some forms of cannabis.
Good Question: How Much Blood Does Red Cross Need? Who Can’t Give?The American Red Cross says they urgently need blood donors in order to prevent an emergency blood shortage. Donations drop significantly in the summer, and all blood types are needed. So how much blood does the Red Cross actually need? And is there anyone who can't donate blood?
Man Pleads Guilty To Knowingly Transmitting HIVThe Minneapolis man accused of passing the HIV virus to others has pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted first-degree assault. Daniel Rick, 33, reached a plea agreement on Monday relating to a 2009 case.
Today Is World AIDS DayWhile the rate of HIV has leveled off in Minnesota, there are some signs of trouble ahead. In Minnesota, nearly 3,500 people have died from HIV or AIDS and there's 7,500 people living with the disease in the state.
Minn. Supreme Court Sides With HIV-Positive ManThe Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected a prosecutor's effort to reinstate the conviction of an HIV-positive man accused of passing the virus to another man.
Child Who Received Cord Blood Transplant DiesThe pediatric patient who received a cord blood transplant back in April in an attempt to cure HIV/AIDs has died, according to officials with the Amplatz Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Medical officials said the 12-year-old boy, who has not been named, was born with HIV and later contracted leukemia.
Protest To Lift Blood Donation Ban For Gay MenOpponents of a federal ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men are demonstrating at a St. Paul blood bank. Organizer Zachary Fincher says about 20 to 40 men will try to donate blood at the Memorial Blood Centers' St. Paul location Friday.
HIV Cases Rise In Minnesota In 2012 Minnesota health officials say the number of HIV cases reported to the state increased 8 percent in 2012 compared to the previous year.