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:
- Identifies persons with HIV who remain undiagnosed and link them to health care.
- Links and retains persons diagnosed with HIV in health care to maximize virus suppression so they remain healthy and prevent further transmission.
- Facilitates access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for persons who engage in high-risk behaviors to keep them HIV negative.
On October 14, 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced members of the Ending the Epidemic Task Force. This Task Force was established to support Governor Cuomo’s three-point plan. The Task Force developed and synthesized recommendations, presented in New York’s Blueprint to end the epidemic. A key recommendation included in the Blueprint is to extend and enhance the use of data to track and report progress on ending the epidemic in New York, including “The creation of a web-based, public facing, Ending the Epidemic Dashboard system is recommended to broadly disseminate information to stakeholders on the [EtE] initiative’s progress.”
The purpose of the End of the Epidemic (EtE) Dashboard System is to measure, track and disseminate actionable information on progress towards achieving New York State’s Ending the Epidemic (EtE) Initiative’s goals to all interested stakeholders.
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