First Numbers Show Success In Campaign To AIDS Epidemic
There's some encouraging news to report in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
The number of new HIV infections diagnosed in men who have sex with men has decreased significantly in New York State.
Wil Murtaugh, Executive Director of ACR Health, says the state saw a 10 percent drop in the number of new HIV cases in that group from 2014 to 2015.
Murtaugh says that population has been among the hardest to reach.
The decrease is being attributed to stepped up efforts to test for HIV and the fact that more people are now aware of their status.
ACR Health has greatly expanded HIV testing, which is a priority for ending AIDS.
Governor Andrew Cuomo launched a campaign in 2014 to end the AIDS epidemic in New York by 2020.