We have two on-going advocacy initiatives: New York State Plan to End AIDS and the PrEP for NYC Task Force. We also have a number of advocacy opportunities throughout the year; some local, some outside of the city, and some that you can participate in from home. The best way to get involved with our advocacy work is to join Harlem United ACTS. We’ll keep you posted on ways that you can take action to transform our community, city, and our country.
New York State Plan to End AIDS
On June 29, 2014, Governor Cuomo announced a three-point plan to end AIDS as an epidemic in New York State. The goal of the initiative is to decrease new HIV infections to the point where, by 2020, the number of persons living with HIV in New York State will be reduced for the first time. To accomplish this goal the NYSDOH AIDS Institute will engage in strategies that are necessary to reduce the number of new HIV infections to just 750 by 2020.