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WORLD AIDS DAY 12.1.2013

“…we are at this
remarkable moment where we
indeed have the tools to
end the epidemic…”

—Charles King, Housing Works CEO
 

STATE OF
OUR STATE

Since the first reports in 1981 of the disease that would come to be identified as AIDS, New York has made great progress, including reducing newly diagnosed AIDS cases by 79% between 1993 and 2010, lowering the number of new infections per year by 37% between 2002 and 2010, and reducing the number of newly diagnosed HIV cases attributable to injecting drug use by 78% between 2002 and 2010.

Despite this progress, HIV still poses a significant threat to the health of New Yorkers.

The graphics below illustrate that not only is epidemic still with us, but how many New Yorkers are affected, and which New Yorkers are affected the most.

160,000
New Yorkers are living with HIV. Of those,

130,000
of them have been diagnosed with a
HIV-infection

30,000
New Yorkers living with HIV don’t know it.

of the country’s
population live
in New York State

of the US population
living with HIV/AIDS
live in New York State

Every day, 11 New Yorkers are diagnosed with HIV.
 

Every day, nearly 5 New Yorkers with AIDS die.

HIV has touched every population and age group
in NYS, but 79% of persons
living with HIV/AIDS in NYS are people of color.

In 2011, there were 3,753 newly diagnosed HIV cases,
64% of them among gay men.

 

WHAT NEEDS
TO HAPPEN

We are gathering advocates, health and social service providers, researchers and government representatives to take action to end the AIDS epidemic in New York.

To see an end to the AIDS epidemic we need to make a commitment to rigorous testing, comprehensive prevention, universal care access and fighting social injustice.

We have outlined four ways to take action below:

TESTING

Make a commitment to
increased and more effective testing.

PREVENTION

Make a commitment to comprehensive HIV prevention services including:

CARE

Make a commitment to universal access to quality, timely care and treatment.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

Make a commitment to fight discrimination against those living with HIV/AIDS.

2012 NEW YORK STATE
HIV TREATMENT CASCADE

The HIV treatment cascade is an estimate of the number of individuals living with HIV in New York who are engaged in the continuum of care from diagnosis through viral suppression.

The treatment cascade provides a framework for policy makers and stakeholders to focus efforts to improve retention in HIV care, the use of antiretrovirals and effective treatment adherence resulting in optimal viral suppression.

“…we have a very
short window of time
to galvanize the public
imagination sufficient
to secure the political
capital necessary to bring
the epidemic to an end.”

—Charles King, Housing Works CEO
 

JOIN OUR FIGHT

ADVOCATE

Show your commitment to ending homelessness and AIDS by attending our advocacy events.

Get involved with Housing Works’ continued advocacy. Find out more here.

RALLY

ACRIA, ACT-UP, GMHC, Housing Works and members of New Yorks HIV/AIDS community are gathering in Times Square for the 25th commemoration of World AIDS Day by declaring that now is the time to end AIDS as an epidemic here in New York State.

For more information go here.

SHOP

Starting November 20, add $1 to your purchase at any of our 12 Thrift Shops or Bookstore Cafe to help end AIDS now.

DONATE

Your cash and in kind donations fund our fight to end AIDS.

For information on how to donate go to housingworks.org/donate

 

LEARN MORE

READ

Addressing Social Drivers of HIV/AIDS
Some Conceptual, Methodological, and Evidentiary Considerations
aids2031 Social Drivers Working Group

Development of Year 2020 Goals for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States
David R. Holtgrave

An Action Agenda to End AIDS
amfAR, AVAC

SURF

WorldAIDSDay.org

Fact Sheet: Undetectable Viral Load
Beta

Treatment Action Group

WATCH

AIDS Activists Unveil Plan to End AIDS in NY State by 2020
Housing Works

HIV/AIDS: How Everyone Benefits From Undetectable Viral Load
YourekaScience

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SOURCES

Revitalizing the Response: What would be the key elements of a New York plan to end AIDS?, Housing Works and The Treatment Action Group, August 2, 2013. Available at http://www.housingworks.org/i/blog-media/
August_2_2013_Working_paper_Revitalizing_the_HIV_
response_to_end_AIDS.pdf

Accelerating Improvements in HIV Prevention and Care in the United States through the HIV Care Continuum Initiative, The White House, July 15, 2013. Available at http://www.aids.gov/federal-resources/national-hiv-aids-strategy/hiv-care-continuum-initiative-fact-sheet.pdf

Cohen, M.S. (2010). HIV Treatment as Prevention. Available at http://aids.gov/federal-resources/pacha/meetings/2011/myron-cohen-presentation.pdf. See also, Cohen, M.S. and Gay, C.L (2010) Treatment to prevention transmission of HIV-1. Clin Infect Dis. 50 (Suppl 3): S85-95.



PARTICIPATING PARTNERS

  • ACRIA
  • ACT-UP NY
  • Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC)
  • Housing Works
  • Treatment Action Group (TAG)
  • American Run to End AIDS (AREA)
  • iHealth: Bailey House, Boom!Health, Harlem United, AIDS Service Center of NY (ACS), AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC), Argus Community, APICHA Community Health Center, AIDS Council of NY, ACR Health, Diaspora Community Services, Narco Freedom, Village Care, Iris House, Planned Parenthood NYC, Long Island Association for AIDS Care, HELP Project Samaritan, HeartShare Human Services of NY, Community Health Action of Staten Island, Lower Eastside Harm Reduction Center (LESHRC), Home Care NY, NADAP, Salvation Army, Tri Care Systems, Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk County (EOC-Suffolk), Long Island Association for AIDS Care (LIAAC)

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