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U.S. HIV cases dropped 33% over the last decade
U.S. HIV cases dropped 33% over the last decade

Cases of diagnosed HIV in United States dropped 33% over the last decade, declining for nearly all demographic groups except young men who have sex with males ages 13 to 24 years, according to health officials. In a research letter published Tuesday in JAMA, epidemiologists and HIV experts said that newly available data from all U.S. states made it possible to examine national trends for the last decade. While the overall annual HIV diagnosis rate dropped from 24.1 per 100,000 people in 2002 to 16.1 in 2011 -- a decline of 33.2% -- the diagnosis rate for men who have sex with males ages 13 to 24 increased 132%, researchers wrote. "Among men who have sex with men, unprotected...

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