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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.

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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?

07/23/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty To Knowingly Transmitting HIV

The 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.

04/17/2014

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Today Is World AIDS Day

While 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.

12/01/2013

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Minn. Supreme Court Sides With HIV-Positive Man

The 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.

08/21/2013

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Child Who Received Cord Blood Transplant Dies

The 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.

07/12/2013

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Protest To Lift Blood Donation Ban For Gay Men

Opponents 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.

07/12/2013

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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.

04/23/2013

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Historic Cord Blood Transplant Could Cure HIV/AIDS

University of Minnesota physicians will perform the world’s first cord blood transplant, which if successful, is designed to cure a pediatric patient of HIV/AIDS.

04/23/2013

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Mower Co. Family Fights For Custody Of HIV-Positive Infant

A family’s fight to get their baby back has the attention of the medical community and the court system in Mower County.

03/06/2013

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Minn. Sees Fewer New HIV Cases In 2011

The Minnesota Department of Health says the state saw a drop in the number of new HIV cases reported in 2011, but there were increases in HIV cases in some communities.

04/30/2012

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Iowa Man’s 50-Year Term For Spreading HIV Upholds

A federal judge has upheld a 50-year prison term for an Iowa City man convicted of having unprotected sex with women while knowing he carried the virus that causes AIDS.

04/12/2012

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HIV-Positive Man Sentenced For Having Unprotected Sex

A Hennepin County judge sentenced Monday a man who was convicted of having unprotected sex knowing all the while he was HIV-positive.

11/28/2011

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Mayo Clinic Teams With ‘Glowing Cats’ To Fight AIDS

A team of Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a somewhat unusual strategy to fight feline AIDS and shed some light on how to combat the human virus.

09/11/2011

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Bikers To Travel 300 Miles In 4-Day Red Ribbon Ride

Hundreds of cyclists came out for an annual bike ride that will take them across the southern part of Minnesota.

07/14/2011

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