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  • NYC Can End AIDS!
  • 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 CORNER Project.
  • BACKGROUND: • The number of New Yorkers diagnosed and living with HIV/AIDS has increased more than 20% since Bloomberg took office. • Although new HIV diagnoses have declined slightly in recent years, many people are still being diagnosed late. View slide
  • Ending AIDS is a Social Justice Issue! View slide
  • What would it mean to end AIDS in New York City?
  • What should a plan to end AIDS in NYC include?
  • Five Components of a NYC Plan to End AIDS 1. Twenty-first-century surveillance. 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 HIV. 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. Housing
  • 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 include:  Housing  Harm reduction  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.
  • Break-Out Groups! • • • • • • 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