AIDS Institute

The New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute has lead responsibility for coordinating state programs, services and activities relating to HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and hepatitis C.

What's New on the AIDS Institute's web site?

  • Department of Health Review of Policies and Practices
    • In accordance with Public Health Law § 206(26), the New York State Department of Health will conduct a review of policies and practices of State correctional facilities regarding HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C prevention and treatment.  The public, including patients, their families, and advocates, are invited to provide relevant information to the Department of Health (DOH).  Interested parties may provide relevant information in writing via e-mail to, or information may be mailed to DOCCS Review, P.O. Box 2112, Empire Plaza Station, Albany, NY 12220.  Information must be received no later than June 17, 2019 in order to be considered in the DOH review.  Please note, this review pertains to HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C only.
  • U=U Policy Statement and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Ending the Epidemic
  • Rapid Initiation of HIV Antiretroviral (RIA) Treatment Policy Statement
  • PrEP Social Media Toolkit

Our web site contains information regarding HIV/AIDS, STDs and hepatitis C. You will find information regarding our many programs, initiatives and services. Please choose a subject below to begin your search:

Note: This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV infection is spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages on this site may address these topics.