For the first time since 2001, when New York City started keeping records of HIV diagnoses, the city’s new HIV diagnoses have fallen by 11%, to less than 2,000 people.
“According to 2018 HIV Surveillance Annual Report, 1,917 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in New York City in 2018. That’s down 11% from the 2,157 new diagnoses reported in 2017. It’s down a steep 67% from 2001,” according to ‘CBS New York’.
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson says the decline in new HIV cases is “truly something to celebrate.” But Johnson says there is “so much work to do” to further reduce HIV rates in the city.
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