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    U.S. HIV Diagnoses Down By One-Third

    AIDS protestors march during the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's "Keep The Promise On AIDS" March and Rally on Saturday, April 6, 2013, in New York, NY. The ìKeep the Promiseî campaign brings together advocates along with entertainers and spiritual and political leaders to remind elected officials that the fight against HIV/AIDS is not yet won. (Amy Sussman /AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation)

    Amy Sussman/AP

    A new government study released on Saturday found that over the past decade, the rate of HIV diagnoses in the United States declined by one-third.  16 out of every 100,000 people age 13 and older were newly diagnosed in 2011, a marked drop from the 24 out of every 100,000 who were diagnosed in 2002. The exact reason for the drop has yet to be determined—it could mean that either` there are actually fewer new infections, or that most of the infected have already been diagnosed. The drop was seen in a variety of demographics and age groups. The only group that saw an increase in diagnoses was young gay and bisexual men.

    Read it at The Washington Post