New York State's End the Epidemic – HIV/AIDS Plan

The End the Epidemic program seeks to reduce the number of new HIV diagnoses by 55% to 1,515, and increase the number of individuals filling prescriptions for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to 65,000.



New York’s three-point plan to End the Epidemic includes:

  1. Identifying persons with HIV who remain undiagnosed and link them to health care.
  2. Link and retain persons diagnosed with HIV in health care to maximize virus suppression so they remain healthy and prevent further transmission.
  3. Facilitate access to PrEP for high-risk persons to keep them HIV negative.


About PrEP

PrEP is for people who do not have HIV. Individuals at risk for HIV infection take a daily pill that contains HIV antiretroviral medication to reduce their risk of becoming infected. Studies show significant reduction in HIV acquisition among HIV-negative persons who use PrEP and are offered a package of prevention, care, and support services.

PrEP is part of a comprehensive approach to preventing HIV that includes:

  • Taking medication as prescribed
  • Regular HIV testing
  • Condom use to avoid sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Education about safer sex practices and options
  • Frequent screening for STIs

View complete PrEP guidelines at


To learn more about End the Epidemic, visit the link here.


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Last updated on 6/18/2024 3:46:58 PM


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