The New York City Health Department released a report that shows the number of newly diagnosed HIV patients has dropped 8.6% since 2015. New York State saw newly diagnosed HIV patient's drop 9%.
Governor Cuomo's initiative to end aids, which began 5 years ago gets a large portion of the credit for the diseases decline.
Cuomo said "New York once the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS crisis has made tremendous progress toward mitigating the impact of the disease and we will continue to do everything in our power to save lives, reduce transmissions, and forge a path toward eliminating HIV/AIDS for the rest of the world to follow."
20-24 year-old's saw a drop of 20%.
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