ETE Implementation Strategies Submissions
By ETE Dashboard |
November 12th, 2015 |
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.