Ending the AIDS Epidemic in New York State

On June 29, 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo detailed a three-point plan to move us closer to the end of the AIDS epidemic in New York State. The goal is to reduce the number of new HIV infections to just 750 (from an estimated 3,000) by 2020 and achieve the first ever decrease in HIV prevalence in New York State.

The three-point plan:

  1. Identifies persons with HIV who remain undiagnosed and link them to health care.
  2. Links and retains persons diagnosed with HIV in health care to maximize virus suppression so they remain healthy and prevent further transmission.
  3. Facilitates access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for high-risk persons to keep them HIV negative.

Ending the Epidemic (ETE) in New York State will maximize the availability of life-saving, transmission-interrupting treatment for HIV, saving lives and improving the health of New Yorkers. It will move New York from a history of having the worst HIV epidemic in the country to a future where new infections are rare and those living with the disease have normal lifespans with few complications.

Blueprint Created by New York State's Ending the Epidemic Task Force

On October 14, 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced members of the Ending the Epidemic Task Force (Task Force). The Task Force was established to support Governor Cuomo's three-point plan. The Task Force developed and synthesized recommendations, presented in New York's Blueprint to end the epidemic.

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New York State's Blueprint to End the AIDS Epidemic

  • Ending the Epidemic Blueprint Summary (PDF)
  • Ending the Epidemic (ETE) Dashboard Has Launched!
    • We are pleased to announce the launch of New York State's Ending the Epidemic (ETE) Dashboard system, a public facing website to broadly disseminate information on the progress of New York's groundbreaking initiative to end the HIV epidemic!
ETE Activity Report

Ending the Epidemic 2015-2016 Activity Report

  • The Ending the Epidemic (ETE) Activity Reports identify key implementation efforts that address the 30 Recommendations and 7 "Getting to Zero" Recommendations included in the ETE Blueprint and details the progress made.

From Blueprint to Action: Ending the Epidemic New York State Regional Discussions

On June 29, 2014, Governor Cuomo announced a three-point plan to end AIDS as an epidemic in New York State.  The goal of the initiative is to decrease new HIV infections to the point where, by the end of 2020, the number of persons living with HIV in New York State will be reduced for the first time.   In October 2014, Governor Cuomo established a Task Force in support of his three-point plan to decrease new HIV infections to 750 per year by the end of 2020. The Task Force developed and synthesized recommendations, presented in New York’s Blueprint to end the AIDS epidemic.  Up to 13 regional discussions will be held across NYS beginning in August and ending in the fall of 2015.  These regional discussions will provide an opportunity to identify and implement community driven strategies and partners to address the Governor’s three-point plan to end the AIDS epidemic by the end of 2020 in NYS.

Ending the Epidemic Webinar Series

The AIDS Institute is pleased to announce a webinar series designed to engage a wide range of health and human services providers and consumers in discussing how they can take action in their communities to implement the recommendations outlined in the 2015 Blueprint for Achieving the Goals Set Forth by Governor Cuomo to End the Epidemic in NYS by the end of 2020.

The goals of this webinar series are to:

  1. Engage stakeholders in discussions about their role in implementing the Blueprint.
  2. Bring attention to recommendations in the plan related to specific vulnerable populations.
  3. Share innovative strategies for HIV prevention, testing and linkage/retention in care.

ETE Webinar Series (PDF)

Ending the Epidemic Resources