HIV/AIDS Surveillance Reports 2015 - Minnesota Dept. of Health

HIV/AIDS Surveillance Reports - 2015


  • HIV cases among 20- to 29-year-olds increased by 24 percent, with 108 new cases reported in 2015 compared to 87 cases in 2014.
    • Cases were concentrated in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
    • Higher rates occurred among communities of color and men who have sex with men.
  • The number of cases among injection drug users (IDUs) increased by 86 percent, with 26 new cases in 2015 compared to 14 cases in 2014.
    • IDU cases occurred more often within the following populations:
      • White non-Hispanic males
      • Men between the ages of 20 and 39
      • Residents in the Twin Cities' metropolitan area
      • Men who have sex with men
  • 58 percent of newly reported HIV cases were people of color.
    • Among females, more than half of all new cases were black African-born (52%) women.
    • Among males, more than one-fourth of all new cases were African-American, Non-Hispanic (26%) men.
  • Male to Male sex remains the leading risk factor for HIV

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