Diagnosis rate of HIV fall by a third in United States

Published By : 21 Jul 2014 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

Researchers have stated that, the rate of diagnosis of patients with HIV annually has fallen by a third in United States. This has happened during the duration between 2002 year to 2011 year.

According to a special issue published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, fewer people in U.S. have tested positive for HIV, except for bisexual or homosexual men from the age range of 13 to 24 and over 45 years of age.

The report also stated that men who are homosexuals, unprotected risk behaviors with the presence of high prevalence and uninhibited viral burden may continue to fuel the transmission of the HIV.

During the duration of 2002 till 2011, there were 493,372 people who were diagnosed with HIV infection in the U.S. This data was cited from 50 different states and from the District of Columbia.

Research authors that published this report in the Journal of the American Medical Association stated that, the rate of diagnosis of HIV has fallen by 16.1 per 100,000 people in the year 2011 to 24.1 observed in the year 2002.

Apart from U.S, the decline in diagnosis rate has also been observed globally. The global downturn for the epidemic of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome can be observed in several countries.

United Nations has stated that there were 2.1 million new reported cases of HIV infection around the world in 2013. This figure showed there was 38 percent decline from the figures/cases in 2001.
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