Report: HIV/AIDS cases decline in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new report says Alabama's HIV and AIDS rate has dropped slightly, but its rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea have gone up.

The report from the Center for Demographic Research at Auburn University at Montgomery says there were 12.27 people per 100,000 diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 2012. That's down from 13.75 in 2011. A similar decline occurred with the diagnosis of syphilis, which went from 15.55 per 100,000 people in 2011 to 14.85 in 2012.

In contrast, the diagnosis of chlamydia climbed from 611.21 per 100,000 in 2011 to 641.60 in 2012. Gonorrhea increased from 188.27 per 100,000 to 194.69.

The center also reported that the teen pregnancy rate dropped. It went from 32.5 per 1,000 females ages 10-19 to 29.6.

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