CDC: HIV diagnoses occurring more quickly

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HIV is being diagnosed sooner after infection than was previously reported, according to a Vital Signs report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2015, the estimated median time from HIV infection to diagnosis was three years, according to the report. In 2011, the median time from HIV infection to diagnosis was three years and seven months. "These findings are more encouraging signs that the tide continues to turn on our nation's HIV epidemic," said CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D. "HIV is being diagnosed more quickly, the number of people who have the virus under control is up, and annual infections are down. So while we celebrate our progress, we pledge to work together to end this epidemic forever."

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