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Jul 21, 2014 6:39 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

New research shows decrease in HIV diagnoses in the United States

There are fewer and fewer HIV diagnoses each year in the United States.

New research from the Centers for Disease Control shows a 30 percent decrease in the HIV diagnosis rate from 2002 to 2011. However, diagnoses increased among gay men, especially young men between the ages of 13 and 24.

The reason for the decline isn't clear. Experts say it could be there have been less new infections, or it could be that most cases have already been diagnosed.

Experts are hopeful this could mean an end to the AIDS epidemic in the United States if finally in sight.

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