HIV-Related Deaths Decrease in United States

With the advancement in HIV treatment, a 2007 report released by National Center for Health Statistics indicates that there was a 10-percent drop in overall HIV-related death rate in the United States.  It was the biggest one-year decline in HIV-related mortality since 1998.

Representatives of NCHS, which is under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are surprised by the findings especially on how much number of HIV-related death cases have decreased.  They still find it unclear whether this trend would continue in the coming years.

Although the disease is not one of the 15 leading causes of death among Americans in 2007, HIV is the sixth leading cause of death among adults aged 25 to 44 years old.  This, according to health experts, is still a concerning issue.

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