People who are HIV negative and take a pill called PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) that can reduce their risk of getting HIV. If you worry about getting or transmitting HIV, talk to your doctor about PrEP and other ways to prevent HIV and STDs. You can also learn more at www.prepforsex.org.
The HIV infection continues to exact a huge toll on individuals in the U.S., with New York State among the leaders nationwide in reported HIV/AIDS cases. Since the mid-90s, antiretroviral treatment has led to dramatic changes in health outcomes for people living with HIV. Now, Healthix is providing real-time data to support detection and long term care in the continued fight to end the epidemic. Learn more by watching the video here.
SelectHealth, a specialized Medicaid plan from VNSNY CHOICE supports Ending the Epidemic (ETE), a three-point plan to move New York State closer to the end of the AIDS epidemic. The plan:
Identifies people with HIV who remain undiagnosed and links them to health care.
Links people diagnosed with HIV to health care and retains them to maximize virus suppression, so they can remain healthy and avoid further transmission.
Facilitates access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for high-risk people, to help them remain HIV negative.
The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute is excited to announce the launch of the HIV Tobacco Cessation Improvement Campaign. Antiretroviral therapy is extending the lives of people living with HIV (PLWH); yet, in the US, PLWH who smoke lose over six years of life expectancy compared to PLWH who do not smoke. Come join our campaign to help improve the health of PLWH across New York State. Visit www.hivtobaccofreeny.org to enroll and learn more about the campaign.