Ending the HIV Epidemic by 2020

Trillium Health is committed to the task of ending the HIV epidemic by 2020. Dr. Bill Valenti has joined the New York State Task Force that will work to implement the plan to end the HIV epidemic in New York and support the efforts to reduce the number of new HIV infections.

The end of the HIV epidemic in New York State will occur when the total number of new HIV infections has fallen below the number of HIV-related deaths. In 2015, Governor Cuomo announced a three-point plan to decrease new HIV infections to the point where the number of people living with HIV in New York State is reduced for the first time. 

Trillium Health will be working diligently to meet these three goals:

  1. Identify people with HIV who remain undiagnosed and linking them to health care
  2. Link and retain people diagnosed with HIV in a treatment plan, and start them on anti-HIV therapy to maximize HIV virus suppression, so they remain healthy and prevent further transmission
  3. Provide access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for high-risk people to keep them HIV negative

To read more about the New York State Task Force, click here.

To donate to help us in our efforts to end the epidemic, click here.

The Governor's blueprint to END the EPIDEMIC.

The Blueprint includes recommendations to bend the curve By improving HIV testing, preventing the spread of disease, and providing better treatment.

The recommendations of the Blueprint align with the model of care Trillium Health has provided for our patients for years.

You can read the full text of the 2015 Blueprint here.