UNDATED - The number of new cases of HIV went down in 2011, compared to the year before.  The Minnesota Department of Health says there were 292 confirmed cases last year, down from the 331 reported in 2010.  Forty-one of last year's new cases were in greater Minnesota.

There are more than 7,100 people in Minnesota living with HIV, just over 1,000 of them live outside the seven county Twin Cities metro area.

The Rural AIDS Action Network offers free and confidential testing at many locations across the state.