Cuomo Plan Seeks to End New York's AIDS Epidemic

June 28. 2014 - The New York Times.

By Anemona Hartocollis

Borrowing an idea from leading AIDS researchers, the Cuomo administration said on Friday that it had developed a plan to aggressively identify, track and treat people with H.I.V. infection with the aim of reducing new infection to the point that by 2020, AIDS would no longer reach epidemic levels in New York State.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's office plans to publicly announce the new measures — a result of months of negotiation with AIDS activists as well as several significant changes to state H.I.V. testing laws — on Sunday, aides said, on the same day as New York City's Gay Pride Parade.

The Cuomo administration described the effort as reflecting a once unimaginable sea change in thinking since the first cases of AIDS were reported among gay men, mostly in the city, by the Centers for Disease Control in July 1981. It has gone from a mysterious plague to a disease that experts can envision one day vanquishing. Continue reading…

like0

Do you get our newsletter?

admin's picture

Sign up for our monthly Newsletter and get the latest info in you in box.

seventh name

Mariatmejia's picture

Mariatmejia posted #AIDSWatch

in the A Girl Like Me group

Fri, 4/17/2015 - 3:06pm
Fri, 4/17/2015 - 3:01pm

Learn why clinical trials are done, what types there are, how to decide whether to participate, and why it's important for women to be involved.

The report from the 2007 WRI meeting updates many of the ongoing efforts of the WRI which have been developed since WRI's inception in 2003.

Learn about violence against women – what it looks like, its link to HIV, danger signs of abuse, leaving a violent relationship, and more.

admin's picture

Join our community

Connect to our support community and share experiences with other women living with HIV.

Join now >

admin's picture

You Can Help!

Together, we can change the course of the HIV epidemic…one woman at a time!

Please donate now!>