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Some groups, however, including Black and Latino men and homeless people, are not faring as well as others.
The CDC estimates that 40 percent of the 1.1 million people with HIV are undiagnosed or not receiving medical care for the virus.
The diagnosis rate fell by 50 percent in just two years among gay and bi men who attended sexual clinics at least twice in one year.
The largest-ever HIV prevention study found that door-to-door HIV testing, with linkage to treatment, lowered infection rates.
The CDC has contradicted its own previous reports by characterizing this recent trend as a plateau that followed a “dramatic decline.”
During that time, the rate dropped 15 percent nationally and rose 25 percent among Latino men who have sex with men.
Maryland, Pennsylvania, Georgia and New York saw at least a 5 percent yearly rate of decline in new cases between 2008 and 2014.
The science behind Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis reveals an awesome tool that is apparently already helping shrink U.S. HIV rates.
Researchers spotlight the proportion of the population with unsuppressed HIV as an indicator of local transmission risk.
If the viral suppression rate reaches 73 percent in 2020 and 86 percent in 2025, HIV incidence could drop nearly 70 percent.
However, the CDC estimates that Latino men who have sex with men and MSM 25 to 34 years old have been contracting HIV at increasing rates.
Global rates of HIV cases are high among pregnant women and new mothers, putting their children at high risk of mother-to-child transmission
In 2012, the country had more than 400,000 new HIV cases.
Both the number of people living with HIV and the number of new annual infections have fallen in Kenya.
Native Americans on the New Mexico Navajo reservation have experienced a sharp uptick in HIV cases, particularly during the past five years.
The number of new infections among English and Welsh gay men population remained unchanged between 2001 and 2010 despite increased testing.
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