Earlier this month, New York announced the largest decrease in HIV diagnoses since the state started the “Ending the Epidemic” initiative.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s goal is to end the epidemic by 2020.
John Barry, executive director of the Southern Tier AIDS Program, or STAP, said that doesn’t mean there will be no new cases.
“What the governor means when he says it will no longer be an epidemic is that there will be less than 750 infections per year in New York State,” Barry explained.
Barry believes that is achievable.