World AIDS Day: "Encouraging signs" seen in fight against HIV - CBS News

CBS News| Fri Dec 01 04:44:28 EST 2017
In what health officials call an "encouraging sign," a new government report finds HIV is being diagnosed sooner after infection than it was just a few years ago. According to the study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the estimated time it takes to get an HIV diagnosis from time of infection is now three years. This is a significant improvement from 2011, when the median time was three years and seven months. The seven-month improvement is a considerable decrease and suggests that the nation's approach to HIV prevention efforts is paying off, officials say.  "These findings are more encouraging signs that the tide continues to turn on our nation's HIV epidemic," CDC..

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