July 29, 2014
A recent report in the Journal of the American Medical Association has good news relating to the fight against HIV/AIDS. The rate of diagnoses for the disease in the United States are down by roughly one third over the past decade.
Although the HIV virus was once thought to be incurable and immediately deadly, new medicines can regulate HIV. Experts say that the decline in diagnoses points to people receiving the right treatments, which prevent the HIV virus from progressing into AIDS.
Although the rate of diagnosis declined for nearly all age and demographic groups, it increased slightly among young homosexual men, particularly African Americans. Health experts point to this group’s relative lower access to health servicse.