Ending the Epidemic


On June 29, 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo detailed a three-point plan to move us closer to the end of the AIDS epidemic in New York State. The goal is to reduce the number of new HIV infections to just 750 (from an estimated 3,000) by the end of 2020 and achieve the first ever decrease in HIV prevalence in New York State.
The three-point plan:

  1. Identifies persons with HIV who remain undiagnosed and link them to health care
  2. Links and retains persons diagnosed with HIV in health care to maximize virus suppression so they remain healthy and prevent further transmission
  3. Facilitates access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for high-risk persons to keep them HIV negative
Ending the Epidemic (ETE) in New York State will maximize the availability of life-saving, transmission-interrupting treatment for HIV, saving lives and improving the health of New Yorkers. It will move New York from a history of having the worst HIV epidemic in the country to a future where new infections are rare and those living with the disease have normal lifespans with few complications.
For more information on this initiative, please visit the ETE Dashboard: http://etedashboardny.org/

Ending the Epidemic- AI Director Call to Action Letter