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December 1st is World AIDS Day


December 1st is World AIDS Day. Observance of this day provides an opportunity for governments, national AIDS programs, churches, community organizations and individuals to demonstrate the importance of the fight against HIV/AIDS. It is estimated that 34 million people worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS. Americans account for 1.1 million of those living with HIV/AIDS. With a goal of reducing the number of new HIV cases to 750 by 2020, New York State is in the forefront of ending the AIDS epidemic. In the past ten years, New York State has seen a 40% decrease in new HIV diagnoses, while the rest of the nation has remained even. Learn more about Governor Cuomo's Three-Point Plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State here.


This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. As of December 31, 2014 there were 6,439 individuals living with HIV/AIDS on Long Island, with 315 new infections in that year. Ryan White funding has been a vital resource for Long Islanders with HIV/AIDS. Over 3,200 HIV positive Long Islanders were served through Ryan White in 2014.