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New York City 90-90-90 Targets (2015)

94%

88%

90%

Source: Care and Clinical Status of People Newly Diagnosed with HIV and PLHIV in New York City, 2015 (2016)

New York City HIV Care Continuum (2015)

94%

86%

82%

74%

Source: Care and Clinical Status of People Newly Diagnosed with HIV and PLHIV in New York City, 2015 (2016)

Message from the Mayor

“Today offers a unique opportunity to partner and explore how we can work together to educate, treat and prevent the spread of HIV, and here in New York City we echo those efforts through our work, including increased funding for HIV/AIDS prevention services and health care. We are deeply proud of this work, but we must do more – I commend Mayor Hidalgo and the other mayors of great cities involved for their partnership in the global response to HIV.”

Bill de Blasio,
Mayor of New York City
FTCI Taskforce Members

Stacey Wilking

Director, Cross Bureau Collaboration, Division of Disease Control, New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

swilking@health.nyc.gov

Lixuan Wang

ETE Coordinator, New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

lwang4@health.nyc.gov

Community Leadership Messages

“Thanks to drug innovation, cure research, housing assistance and community outreach at the city and state levels, the end of the epidemic is surely within our grasp. But there's much more work to do.”

Brad Hoylman 
NYS Senator

“Mayor DeBlasio's sign-on to the Paris Declaration, as one of the ‘Fast-Track Cities’ in the fight to eliminate HIV/AIDS, is commendable and very significant given NYC's leadership in implementing plans to eliminate the epidemic including funding prevention, treatment and care services. This is an important way for the government, private and non-profit sectors to share, globally the successes and challenges that still remain. A great platform for the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc., in keeping a focus on the disproportionate impact of HIV /AIDS among the African American population, including best practices, ‘pitfalls’ to avoid, and barriers to overcome for Ending the Epidemic.”

C. Virginia Fields
President and CEO, National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc.

"Once ground zero of the AIDS epidemic, today New York City is leading the way in innovation and progress. We know that PrEP and PEP work, that undetectable equals untransmittable, and that if we continue to seek justice for those most deeply affected by HIV, it is completely within our power to end the epidemic. With the bold leadership and support of New York City elected officials, the NYC Health Department, and in coalition with other community-based advocacy organizations and service providers, we are well on our way to achieving this goal by 2020.”

Charles King
President and CEO, Housing Works

This major investment by Mayor de Blasio and the Council in the fight against HIV/AIDS will make a tremendous impact on the lives of thousands of New Yorkers ... New York City is truly stepping up to the plate in providing resources to end the scourge of HIV/AIDS in New York City. The end of the epidemic is truly in sight."

Corey Johnson
NYC City Council Member and Health Committee Chair

“New York City is leading the way in public health by successfully incorporating HIV self-testing as a critical part of its overall HIV program to reach populations most impacted by HIV.”

Douglas Michels
President and CEO, OraSure Technologies

"The Latino Commission on AIDS stands strong with Mayor Bill de Blasio decision to sign on NYC to the Paris Declaration, adding our city to the global list of cities that are working to achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals. In New York a broad, participative and diverse coalition has come together and are fully engaged to achieve those global goals and ensure access to prevention, treatment, care, and supportive services that are free of stigma and discrimination. We look forward to an AIDS-free generation."

Guillermo Chacon
President of the Latino Commission on AIDS and founder, Hispanic Health Network

“Before we can end AIDS, we will have to find people who are living with HIV and don’t know it, and find them earlier. Early treatment improves health outcomes, and knowledge that one is living with HIV reduces the likelihood of forward transmission. Restoring universal screening of STDs to our clinics can drive the identification of previously undiagnosed cases and get those infected with HIV to care.”

Jim Eigo of ACT UP NY

“During a time of great uncertainty for the fight against HIV and AIDS, it is especially encouraging to see New York City reach this historic milestone. We at GMHC also know the fight is not over and more work is needed to end AIDS as an epidemic by 2020. We look forward to working with the city to improve HIV testing, treatment and prevention citywide in order to reach those most affected by this epidemic and we remain optimistic that we can and will reach our collective goal to end the epidemic once and for all.”

Kelsey Louie
CEO, GMHC

“The beauty and power of our efforts to end the HIV epidemic locally come from the fact that these efforts have been true partnerships between community and government, administrative and elected. Our community’s urgency and vision are propelled by the Mayor’s commitment, the City Council’s will, and NYC Health Department’s focused implementation. It doesn’t stop there, though. We have to keep thinking big and keep pushing if we want to truly realize this vision. I believe we’ll get there if the collaboration stays strong.”

Kimberleigh Joy Smith, MPA
Senior Director for Community Health Planning and Policy, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

"New York City's accelerating progress in reducing new HIV infections, as indicated by the 2015 new diagnoses data, encourages us to redouble our efforts to put together all the strategies and tools needed to reduce new infections to historically low levels by 2020. These encouraging data show how much can be accomplished when the HIV-affected communities, the City, and the State are working side-by-side to end the epidemic. More work is needed to address continuing health disparities, especially the unacceptably high HIV incidence rates among transgender women and young gay men of color."

Mark Harrington
Executive Director, Treatment Action Group (TAG)

“Cities have long been at the forefront of responding to AIDS, and by focusing our resources on innovative programs and promoting rapid treatment and preventative care, we can realistically achieve New York City’s goal of Ending the Epidemic by 2020. If we are going to end AIDS, we need to ensure all hands are on deck in getting diagnosed New Yorkers treated quickly and at-risk communities are supported on an ongoing basis.”

Nancy Mahon
Senior Vice President for Global Philanthropy and Corporate Citizenship, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and Global Executive Director of the MAC AIDS Fund

“We need to increase awareness among sexually active younger New Yorkers – who are disproportionately at risk for sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, gonorrhea, and chlamydia – about STD testing and their health care options.”

Richard N. Gottfried
NYS Assembly Member and Health Committee Chair

“While a lot of progress has been made in the fight against AIDS, we have to continue pushing forward until a cure is found for this deadly disease. Considering the advances we have made in treatment, testing and diagnosing people who have HIV is an extremely necessary step to help eradicate AIDS, which is why commemorating National HIV Testing Day is vital.”

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

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