Hello Ending the Epidemic (ETE) Stakeholder:
In June 2014, Governor Cuomo announced a three-point plan to end AIDS as an epidemic in NYS. The goal is to reduce the number of new HIV infections to 750 [from an estimated 3,000] by the end of 2020.
The three-point plan includes:
- Identify persons with HIV who remain undiagnosed and link them to health care.
- Link and retain persons diagnosed with HIV in health care to maximize virus suppression so they remain healthy and prevent further transmission.
- Facilitate access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for high risk persons to keep them HIV negative.
The Ending the Epidemic (ETE) Blueprint was publicly released on April 29, 2015. Efforts are underway to implement the ETE Blueprint recommendations across the state. Recommendations included in the Ending the Epidemic (ETE) Blueprint are intended to evolve with new technologies and significant policy advances so the document can remain useful and relevant through the end of 2020. The AIDS Advisory Council (AAC) Ending the Epidemic (ETE) Subcommittee is currently seeking implementation strategies in support of the Blueprint recommendations. The AAC ETE Subcommittee ensures the ongoing formal involvement of the AAC in follow-up on the implementation of the Ending the Epidemic Task Force (ETE TF) recommendations. The intention is to provide a formal opportunity once a year for individuals to submit implementation strategies to the AAC ETE Subcommittee for consideration. Recommended strategies can also be brought to the AAC ETE Subcommittee meetings.
Please complete this form to the best of your ability in order to submit implementation strategies to the AAC ETE Subcommittee for consideration. Please provide as much information as you can and mark anything you cannot complete as “unknown.” All submissions will be considered. This form will remain open until Tuesday November 24, 2015.
The link to this form can also be found on the Ending the Epidemic webpage: https://health.ny.gov/EndingtheEpidemic.
Thank you in advance for your submission(s).