New York State is now putting its plan into action to end AIDS epidemic by 2020.
Members of the Andrew Cuomo administration met on July 8 to discuss the state's goals to reduce HIV infections to 750 per year by 2020 compared to the 3,200 cases identified in 2013.
The State's strategy includes stepping up HIV testing and treatment. Focus on the use of pre-exposure drugs that help high-risk individuals to avoid infection.
"We are taking action to help stop new HIV infections and make the AIDS epidemic a relic of the past in New York State. By enacting these key parts our action plan, we are creating a national model to battle the spread of this disease and end this nightmare once and for all," said, Governor Cuomo.
The plan was the work of a task force convened by Cuomo that included health experts, community leaders and AIDS activists.