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New HIV infections in gay black men may be leveling off

HIV/AIDS
Posted at 9:18 AM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 09:18:00-05

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say they see signs that new HIV infections in gay black men may finally be leveling off.

New figures released Sunday show that the number of newly diagnosed cases in gay and bisexual black men hasn't moved up much since 2010 - less than 1 percent.

The group accounts for about 10,000 of the 40,000 new HIV cases diagnosed last year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presented the numbers at a conference in Atlanta on Sunday.

HIV diagnoses have been declining in many groups, including gay and bisexual white men, heterosexuals and people who inject drugs.

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CDC fact sheet: http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/2015/nhpc.html#RegionalGraphics