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

In an effort to end the AIDS epidemic in New York, End the Epidemic, a three-point plan, seeks to reduce new HIV infections annually from 3,000 to 750 and the rate at which persons diagnosed with HIV progress to AIDS by 50%.

 

Strategies

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 Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for high-risk persons to keep them HIV negative.

 

About PrEP

PrEP is part of a menu of evidence-based interventions to prevent HIV transmission.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (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. PrEP 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 STIs
  • Education about safer sex practices and options
  • Frequent screening for sexually transmitted infections

View complete PrEP guidelines at hivguidelines.org.

Erie County Medical Center staff is available for consultation and to provide PrEP. Call (716) 898-4119 and ask for the PrEP Team.

 

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

 

Additional Resources

Last updated on 10/27/2022 2:02:01 PM

 

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