End AIDS in NYC
Talking Transition Session Sponsors
ACRIA, ACT UP New York, African Services Committee, AIDS Center of Queens
County (ACQC), AIDS Service Center, Ali Forney Center, Bailey House,
BOOM!Health, Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST),
Community Health Action of Staten Island, Diaspora, Family Services Network of
New York, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), FIERCE!, Friends
House, Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD), GMHC, Harlem United, Harm
Reduction Coalition, Housing and Services, Inc. (HSI), Housing Works, Iris House,
Latino Commission on AIDS, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community
Center, Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center, New York Harm Reduction
Educators, Partnership for the Homeless, Praxis Housing Initiatives, Inc, Project
Achieve, Project Hospitality, Queerocracy, Safe Horizon/Streetwork Project,
Treatment Action Group, Village Care, VOCAL-NY and Washington Heights
• The number of New Yorkers diagnosed
and living with HIV/AIDS has increased
more than 20% since Bloomberg took
• Although new HIV diagnoses have
declined slightly in recent years, many
people are still being diagnosed late.
Five Components of a
NYC Plan to End AIDS
2. Evidence-based combination HIV
prevention for both HIV-negative
and HIV-positive persons.
3. Filling the gaps in the HIV
continuum of care
4. Essential services to ensure that
all New Yorkers remain healthy
and do not contract or transmit
5. Commit political leaders and all
New York communities to
leadership and ownership of the
New York Plan to End AIDS.
1. Twenty-first-century surveillance:
Know your epidemic.
2. Evidence-based combination HIV prevention
for both HIV-negative and HIV-positive persons.
3. Filling the gaps in the HIV continuum of care
so people can successfully suppress their HIV as
soon as possible once they are diagnosed.
Federal guidelines now recommend antiretroviral
treatment for all adults and adolescents living with HIV
in the U.S. Evidence indicates that treating HIV as soon
as possible reduces HIV-related complications.
Treatment reduces the risk of HIV transmission.
But treatment adherence is difficult without having
other essential services in place.
4. Essential services to ensure that New Yorkers,
whether HIV-negative or HIV-positive, remain
healthy and do not contract or transmit HIV.
Health insurance expansion alone
does not guarantee people at risk
or living with HIV will be able to stay
healthy. Essential services
Comprehensive care for co-occurring health issues like
depression, diabetes, trauma and viral hepatitis.
Examples of additional policy changes needed – decriminalizing
condom possession, nonviolent drug violations and adult
consensual sex work.
5. Commit political leaders and all New York
communities to leadership and ownership of
the New York Plan to End AIDS.
Comprehensive care for people living with HIV/AIDS
Testing, linkage to care & community education
Treatment cascade & care continuum
Housing & HASA
Prevention for gay men & other MSM
Prevention for women of color,
including transgender women
• Harm reduction