Officials say Minnesota could actually end new H-I-V transmissions in the state through a new public awareness campaign, medical provider training and other measures announced Wednesday at the State Capitol. Deputy Human Services Commissioner Claire Wilson:

“This is where education comes in, because new transmission is very rare, and with PREP and with PEP, people really can prevent the spread.”

Minnesota has over 300 new H-I-V cases a year, primarily in communities of color, but officials say it’s possible to dramatically reduce those numbers.