New York City 95-95-95 Targets (2020) PLHIV: 84,679




Source: Care and Clinical Status of People Newly Diagnosed with HIV and PLHIV in NYC, 2019

New York City HIV Care Continuum (2020) PLHIV: 84,679





Source: Care and Clinical Status of People Newly Diagnosed with HIV and PLHIV in NYC, 2019

Message from the Mayor
Eric L. Adams
Mayor of New York City
FTCI Taskforce Members

Adrian Guzman, JD, MPH

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Gotham Center, 42-09 28th Street, Queens, NY 11101

Director of HIV Policy and External Affairs, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and Sexually Transmitted Infections


Lixuan Wang, LLB, MPH

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Gotham Center, 42-09 28th Street, Queens, NY 11101

Ending the Epidemic Coordinator, Division of Disease Control


São Paulo

Community Leadership Messages

“Once the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic, New York City is on the verge of ending HIV. New York City’s participation in Fast-Track Cities represents a commitment to build on this incredible progress. By working in tandem with community-based organizations, healthcare providers, and Medicaid HIV Special Needs Plans that reach those most deeply impacted by HIV, New York City can end the epidemic. Sustained investment, especially in communities of color and in LGBTQ communities disproportionately affected by HIV, is critical to ensuring that we concentrate our efforts in innovative and intersectional ways that promote greater health equity for all New Yorkers.”

Doug Wirth
President and Chief Executive Officer
Amida Care

“The Latino Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic Health Network stands strong with Mayor Eric Adams and our City Council to keep New York City on the global list of cities that are working to achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals. In New York, a broad, diverse and community driven coalition has come together to end HIV in the U.S. and is fully engaged to support the process to achieve those global goals and ensure access to prevention, treatment, care, and supportive services free of stigma and discrimination. We look forward to designing a world without AIDS.”

Guillermo Chacon
President, Latino Commission on AIDS; Founder, Hispanic Health Network

“Community health centers have been key partners in the fight against HIV and AIDS and continue to be at the front lines in insuring access to critical HIV prevention tools, like PEP and PrEP. The evidence is there – that access to PEP/PrEP and focus on viral load suppression for those living with HIV/AIDS can create the path to our ultimate goal – ending the epidemic. We at Community Healthcare Network look forward to continuing our crucial partnerships with the City and community-based providers around the city to achieve the best outcomes for the patients and communities we serve.”

Freddy Molano
Vice President of Infectious Diseases and LGBTQ Programs and Services
Community Healthcare Network

“Iris House stands strong with Mayor Eric Adams, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York State Department of Health, and our elected officials as we strive to end the epidemic for all communities. We have made tremendous strides in reducing new infections among women and with new innovations in HIV treatment we will see more people of color move towards viral suppression. We will end the epidemic in New York City and continue to be a model for all other states and cities across the country.”

Ingrid Floyd
Executive Director
Iris House

“The beauty and power of our efforts to end the HIV epidemic locally come from the fact that these efforts have been true partnerships between community and government, administrative and elected. Our community’s urgency and vision are propelled by the Mayor’s commitment, the City Council’s will, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s focused implementation. It doesn’t stop there, though. We have to keep thinking big and keep pushing if we want to truly realize this vision. I believe we’ll get there if the collaboration stays strong.”

Kimberleigh Joy Smith
Senior Director for Community Health Planning and Policy
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

“At GMHC, we know that the fight to end the HIV and AIDS epidemic is far from over. We are dedicated to working with community leaders, our health department, and elected officials to improve access to HIV prevention, testing, and treatment services through funding effective solutions. We must listen to New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS, understand their needs, and empower them to fight for the health and well-being of their communities. We must also continue to address the health disparities that create barriers to HIV prevention and care, especially among the people of color and LGBTQ+ communities who continue to be disproportionately affected. Now more than ever, we believe that New York City will continue to lead the way towards the end of the HIV and AIDS epidemic.”

Kishani Chinniah-Moreno
Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer

“Through collaboration between public and private organizations, we have made great progress on HIV diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. At OraSure, we believe that knowledge is power – and everyone should have equal access to the power that an HIV test can provide. We applaud New York’s efforts to end the HIV epidemic.”

Lisa Nibauer
President of Diagnostics
OraSure Technologies, Inc.

“New York City is the birthplace of HIV Advocacy, with the creation of GMHC in 1981, and of HIV Activism with the creation of ACT UP NY in 1987, both thanks to the indomitable spirit of the late writer Larry Kramer. I volunteered with GMHC from 2001 to 2010 when I met Larry and he brought me to my first ACT UP meeting. I'm still there. A main reason for staying is that I found out that Activism gives Advocacy some much needed teeth, which we can just show or if needed, bite. New York City continues to give examples to the rest of the country, including bold initiatives like the Ending the Epidemic and more recently with the opening of two Overdose Prevention Centers, which started saving lives from the moment they were open. We can do this New York; we can end this epidemic fed by fear, stigma and ignorance about HIV.”

Marcelo Maia

“New York has taken great steps towards reducing the risk of HIV, but it's important that we not become complacent and continue pushing to end the AIDS crisis once and for all. We do this by understanding that the root causes of HIV for communities like mine – for transgender folks, for sex workers – go far beyond the walls of the health clinic. Decriminalizing and destigmatizing sex work is a critical step towards ending this crisis. Ending cash bail allows people to not face needless interruptions to their treatment plan. Developing a more comprehensive plan to expand gender-affirming care within Medicaid helps to reach communities bearing some of the heaviest burdens of this crisis. We must continue to move forward, not back, and to think expansively about how we can transform this crisis.”

Cecilia Gentili
Transgender Activist
Principal Consultant and Founder, Trans Equity Consulting

“Ending the Epidemic is a reachable goal in New York City. Translatina Network stands committed to increasing access to HIV testing, linkage to HIV treatment and providing HIV prevention to hard reach communities. Having access to New York City’s Fast-Track Cities data makes it possible for us recalibrate our efforts as needed.”

Cristina Herrera
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Translatinx Network

“As we move into the second decade of New York City’s commitment to end the HIV epidemic, we’ve made significant progress in harm reduction, housing, reducing new infections, and increasing access to HIV treatment and prevention. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic has rudely reminded us, we must reinvigorate our efforts to work with all of New York City’s diverse communities to really end HIV as an epidemic in this decade, with new and growing investments in community-based prevention, care, treatment, and support services specifically working with and in those communities most significantly affected, including young gay men of color, Black women, and people of transgender identity. They need to be raised to the center and the leadership of our collective efforts, and given the resources and the support to succeed.”

Mark Harrington
Executive Director
Treatment Action Group

“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought tremendous harm to underserved communities. Throughout this crisis, Alliance for Positive Change and our heroic team of staff and peers has drawn on 30 years of expertise, passion, and heart to enable low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions to access quality health care, opioid overdose prevention, peer training, food/nutrition services, and other programs that cultivate wellness, economic mobility, and positive change in all its forms. Alliance looks forward to meaningful partnership with our nonprofit colleagues, government leaders, and communities to generate the resources, systemic transformation, and action needed to ensure that every New Yorker can pursue positive change and achieve health and well-being.”

Sharen I. Duke
Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
Alliance for Positive Change

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