NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the LGBT center on W. 13th Street Wednesday to unveil a blueprint intended to end the AIDS epidemic.
The governor hopes to reduce new infections from 3,000 to 750 per year in New York by 2020.
“And we will not be told we can’t do it. We can end the AIDS epidemic!” Cuomo said to an enthusiastic crowd.
The governor said the state’s plan will put the virus on the same list as polio, smallpox and other largely vanquished killers.
As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported, a task force of activists and community leaders has been working on recommendations, including increasing access to clean syringes and PrEP, pre-exposure medication.Comments