This is the fewest number of cases among MSM over the past decade and a 7% decrease from 2013.
In 2014, the majority (54%) of MSM diagnosed with HIV/AIDS resided in Hennepin County, followed by 16% in Ramsey County.
In 2014, the estimated rate of people living with HIV/AIDS among MSM was 4,797 per 100,000 population.
This is more than 60 times higher than the rate among non-MSM men (77.1 per 100,000 population).
The reason behind the increase in HIV infections among young MSM in Minnesota is somewhat unclear.
However, 61% of young male cases were interviewed in 2009, and behaviors most commonly reported included anonymous sex, using technology (e.g., chat rooms), having multiple partners, and using condoms infrequently.
While the majority (63%) of new HIV infections diagnosed among MSM and MSM/IDU between 20 were white, the proportion of new diagnoses among men differs by race/ethnicity.There were 155 cases among MSM reported in 2013 that were included to calculate linkage to care.Ninety-three percent of MSM linked to care within three months of their initial HIV diagnosis in 2013.This is six percentage points higher than the overall cascade.There were 10 cases among MSM/IDU reported in 2013 included in the linkage to care calculation.
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