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HIV diagnosis rates have fallen in recent years, according to a study released July 19 by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National HIV Surveillance System, the study found that 16 out of every 100,000 people ages 13 and older were newly diagnosed with HIV in 2011, a decrease from 24 out of 100,000 people in 2002.

Nationally, the annual HIV diagnosis rate decreased more than 30% in the past 10 years, the study stated. But although diagnosis rates decreased among people infected through IV drug use or heterosexual contact, diagnosis rates remained stable among presumed gay men. At the same time, diagnosis rates attributed to male-to-male contact increased among men 13 to 24 years old.

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