HIV infection rate dips in San Francisco
"This is great news; we're making progress," Mark Cloutier, executive director of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, told the Associated Press. "But I think it is both bad planning and bad public policy to look toward the future based on a 'short-term trend.' We don't know how long this will last."
HIV infection rates aren’t as rosy in other parts of the United States where diagnoses of HIV have jumped eight percent among gay and bisexual men since 2004, the Centers for Disease Control reported.
Officials say that more men are having unsafe sex, but more often with men who have the same HIV status, a trend that may be contributing to the declining rate of infection.