HIV/AIDS News - Minnesota Dept. of Health


Current topics in the news regarding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

HIV/AIDS Surveillance Reports
Number and demographic characteristics of newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases in Minnesota.

STD Surveillance Statistics
Graphs, tables and text that describe trends in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Minnesota. Includes data on: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Chancroid.

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B Proposal Information: Updated
On October 2, 2015, Commissioner Edward Ehlinger of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Commissioner Lucinda Jesson of the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) issued a joint letter (PDF) announcing the decision to set aside the proposal for now and maintain the current organizational structures in place at DHS and MDH.

CDC supports the new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on when to start antiretroviral therapy and on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV
This early-release guideline makes available two key recommendations that were developed during the revision process in 2015. First, antiretroviral therapy (ART) should be initiated in everyone living with HIV at any CD4 cell count. Second, the use of daily oral PrEP is recommended as a prevention choice for people at substantial risk of HIV infection as part of combination prevention approaches.

2015 STD Treatment Guidelines available from CDC
Guidelines for the treatment of persons who have or are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have been updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Minnesota Treatment Cascade for People Living with HIV/AIDS
As part of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States, MDH has calculated an HIV treatment cascade using HIV surveillance data. These calculations help us better understand the HIV epidemic and the disparities that exist in the delivery of care among HIV positive people in Minnesota.

CDC Video: 9 in 10 new US HIV infections come from people not receiving HIV care
Video from the CDC on the importance of getting those unaware of their status in to care

Shigellosis Fact Sheet for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) (PDF)
MDH has observed an increase in reported shigellosis infections in Minneapolis among men who have sex with men (MSM). Four (4) cases were diagnosed in November among white, non-Hispanic, MSM. Sexual contact is the likely route of transmission.

MMWRs from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Assessment of Minnesota HIV/AIDS Prevention Services for Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Other Men who Have Sex with Men (MSM)

Minnesota African/African-American Women HIV Initiative (MAAAH)
MAAAH was formed to establish Black women as a funding priority in the State of Minnesota, address the issue of lack of services specific to Black women and youth, and to ensure sustainability of services for Black women.

STD Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) information

CDC National HIV Incidence Estimates: Frequently Asked Questions

MDH HIV Subtype and Drug Resistance Surveillance
MDH, STD, HIV and TB Section and Public Health Laboratory have incorporated HIV drug resistance and subtype surveillance into routine HIV surveillance.