Since Minnesota began tracking HIV in 1982, 9,785 new cases have been recorded. Of those people, 3,347 are known to have died.

As of December 2011, 7,136 Minnesotans were living with HIV -- about half with the virus and half with full-blown AIDS.

77 percent are male.

81 percent are 35 or older.

86 percent of new infections occurred in the metro area, but AIDS has been diagnosed in 90 percent of Minnesota counties.

72 percent of new cases among males were reported by men who had sex with men.

90-plus percent of new cases among women were attributed to heterosexual contact.

Minnesota has the nation's 14th-lowest AIDS rate.


The number of new AIDS cases peaked in the early 1990s. With some ups and downs, the annual tally has fallen from 361 in 1992 to 182 last year.

Woman account for a growing share of new HIV infections, rising from 11 percent in 1990 to 25 percent last year.

The adolescent share has nearly doubled, from 10 percent in 1990 to 19 percent last year.