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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Minnesota health officials say the number of HIV cases reported to the state increased 8 percent in 2012 compared to the previous year.
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.
For now, a Minnesota county will stay involved with the care of a baby with HIV.
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.
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.
A family’s fight to get their baby back has the attention of the medical community and the court system in Mower County.
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.
Thousands of Minnesotans helped raise money to prevent HIV, and to keep people living with the disease healthy.
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.