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Slight Decline In HIV Cases In Minnesota

Minnesota health officials say the number of HIV diagnoses dropped slight in 2013. The Minnesota Department of Health said Tuesday 301 cases were reported last year, compared to 314 in 2012. The department’s report says there are about 7,700 people living with HIV or AIDS in Minnesota.

04/30/2014

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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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Civil Rights, Medical Groups Weigh In On HIV Case

Prosecutors are asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to reinstate the conviction of an HIV-positive man accused of passing the virus to another man, in a case that has drawn attention of medical and civil rights groups who say it violates the defendant’s constitutional rights.

05/05/2013

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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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County To Stay Involved In Care Of Baby With HIV

For now, a Minnesota county will stay involved with the care of a baby with HIV.

04/02/2013

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Baby Born With HIV Back In Parents’ Custody

A Minnesota baby born with HIV is back in the custody of his parents. WCCO has been following the story of Baby Rico for the last week.

03/11/2013

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Baby Rico Returns Home For Now

A baby with HIV who was taken from his parents by Mower County officials has returned home. But the custody fight for Rico Martinez-Nagel isn’t over.

03/09/2013

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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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Appeals Court Reverses Conviction In HIV Case

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of an HIV-positive man who was accused of passing the virus on to another man through unprotected sex.

09/24/2012

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Thousands Walk To Prevent HIV

Thousands of Minnesotans helped raise money to prevent HIV, and to keep people living with the disease healthy.

05/20/2012

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