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.
Ramsey Co. Man Dies Of Meningitis, MDH Urges VaccinationsA Ramsey County man's death from meningitis has the Minnesota Department of Health urging men who have sex with men to get vaccinated. There have been meningococcal meningitis outbreaks in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles recently, affecting gay and bisexual men in those metro areas.
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.
After Working More Than Half A Century, This Minn. Nurse Is Being Honored When she started her career, Dwight Eisenhower was president. More than a half a century and 10 presidents later, a Twin Cities nurse is still on the job.
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.
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.
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.