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Ramsey Co. Man Dies Of Meningitis, MDH Urges Vaccinations

A 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.

07/17/2015

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Health Officials: New HIV Cases Up 2 Percent In 2014

New 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.

04/30/2015

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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.

10/13/2014

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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.

10/13/2014

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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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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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Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 6: The Carrier

Your average NYC socialite rarely travels further east than The Hamptons. But filmmaker Margaret Betts isn’t your average heiress.

04/17/2012

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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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Jury Convicts Mpls. Man Of Knowingly Transferring HIV

A 30-year-old Minneapolis man has been convicted of knowingly transferring HIV when he had sex with another man in May 2009, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

10/10/2011

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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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