Minnesota HIV Statistics
The following are some key statistics and talking points on HIV in Minnesota.
ONE NEW HIV INFECTION REPORTED NEARLY EVERY DAY IN MINNESOTA
In 2012, 315 new cases of HIV were reported in Minnesota. The 315 new cases represent an 8 percent increase from 2011.
STEADILY INCREASING NUMBER LIVING WITH HIV IN MINNESOTA
As of December 31, 2012, 7,516 people are known to be living with HIV in Minnesota. It is not known how many other Minnesotans are living with HIV, but have not yet been tested.
DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT ON GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN OF ALL RACES
Gay and bisexual men continue to be disproportionately impacted by HIV in Minnesota. The numbers are particularly alarming among young gay and bisexual men (age 24 and under).
Of the 169 adolescent and young adult males newly infected with HIV in 2012, nearly all of them reported male to male sexual contact or male to male sexual contact along with injecting drug use as risk factors.
HIV HEAVILY CONCENTRATED IN SEVEN COUNTY METRO AREA
In 2012, 39% of newly reported cases of HIV resided in Minneapolis, 14% in Saint Paul, 30% in Twin Cities’ suburbs, and 17% in Greater Minnesota.
DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT ON COMMUNITIES OF COLOR
Overall, only 44% of newly reported cases occurred in Whites, while Whites make up 83% of Minnesota’s population.
Disproportionately impacted communities include African Americans, who comprise 24% of new HIV infections in Minnesota and yet represent only 4% of the state’s population.
In 2012, the number of new infections among foreign-born males increased from 32 in 2011 to 52 (63% increase). Foreign born persons made up nearly 1 in 4 of the new HIV infections in 2012.
DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT ON WOMEN OF COLOR
New cases of HIV among women overall are down 19% overall, yet women of color continue to be disproportionally impacted. Women of color made up 82% of the new cases among women in 2012.
HIV statistics current as of April 23, 2013; courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Health.
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