We have an HIV outbreak in Duluth and surrounding area! If you are shooting dope, make sure you have a new sterile syringe and don't share! Call or text 218-206-6482 Harm Reduction Sisters Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00-7:00 for new, sterile syringes, cottons, cookers, ties and Narcan.
The Minnesota Department of Health and St. Louis County Public Health are collaboratively investigating an outbreak of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections. The outbreak has been declared among newly diagnosed cases of HIV in people after September 1, 2019 residing in the Duluth area* at the time of diagnosis or reported cases of HIV that are linked to cases that are part of the outbreak as a sex partner, drug user sharing partner, or person in their social network. This includes people experiencing homelessness known to be in the area, people who are incarcerated, or people in chemical dependency treatment centers where their regular address is in the outbreak area. There have been 22 cases associated with the outbreak between September 2019 and September 2021. This is a significant increase and has potential to spread very quickly. Typically, we see 1-5 cases of HIV per year in St. Louis County.
* “Duluth area” includes the 30-mile radius around the City of Duluth.
Due to concerns with recent transmissions, the Minnesota Department of Health has declared a syphilis outbreak in the Duluth area. The outbreak has been declared among any reported primary, secondary, early latent, and congenital syphilis cases diagnosed after September 1, 2019 residing in the Duluth area* at time of diagnosis or reported cases of syphilis that is epi -linked to cases that are part of the outbreak.
Between January 1 and June 30, 2021, there have been 24 cases reported in St. Louis County.