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Governor Cuomo Makes History by Committing New York State to Ending AIDS

on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:02

By Charles King, Co-founder, President, and CEO, Housing Works; and Mark Harrington, Executive Director, Treatment Action Group

Today New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made history by committing New York State to ending AIDS as an epidemic within the next decade.

New York – which has been the epicenter of the nation’s HIV epidemic since the beginning, now becomes the first jurisdiction anywhere in the world to launch an effort to end our AIDS epidemic, even without a cure, by stopping deaths from HIV disease and eliminating new HIV infections.

The Governor’s announcement builds on recent