With the assistance of grant funding from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention managed by Health Research, Inc., NYS has a plan to end the AIDS epidemic in NYS. The goal is to reduce the number of new HIV infections to just 750 per year [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 high-risk persons to keep them HIV negative.