In US, HIV diagnoses drop — except among some gay men

A health educator massages a drop of blood from a man's finger while conducting an HIV test on September 27, 2012 in WashingtonThe rate of HIV diagnoses in the United States has dropped more than 30 percent over the past decade, but is on the rise among certain gay men, researchers said Saturday. Men who have sex with men and who are aged between 13 and 24 saw the biggest rise — a 132.5 percent increase in the rate of HIV diagnoses — said the report in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Gay men aged 45 and older were also increasingly diagnosed with HIV. Meanwhile, the rate of HIV diagnoses fell among other groups, including heterosexual women and injection drug users.

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