Online Program

Bending the curve: Ending the AIDS epidemic in New York and implications for the United States

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Donna Futterman, MD, Adolescent AIDS Program, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, NY
Terri Jackson, Rabin Martin, New York, NY
Joseph Lunievicz, ACRIA, New York
Anita Radix, MD MPH, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, New York, NY
Mark Milano, ACRIA, New York, NY
Orisha Bowers, HIV Services, Memphis, TN
  • Challenges to ending New York’s AIDS epidemic
  • Need for wrap-around services
  • Challenges of PrEP for providers and patients
  • Barriers to replicating New York’s plan

Description: In June 2014, Governor Cuomo announced the New York Plan to End AIDS. ACRIA, a leading HIV advocacy organization in NY, asked d medical practitioners, and community advocates to analyze the plan and make recommendations.  The recent edition of Achieve: ”Bending The Curve: Can New York End Its AIDS Epidemic?” is an important tool for community education and advocacy.  The authors analyzed health system strengthening, community readiness, education, and needed wrap-around services. The roundtable will explore the realities of ending the epidemic in New York and beyond.

 Lessons Learned: Ending the AIDS epidemic requires leadership and focus to achieve:

  1. Expanded routine HIV testing across healthcare settings
  2. Increased wrap-around services
  3. Implementation of structural interventions to address poverty and health disparities
  4. Increased access to PrEP
  5. Social marketing campaigns to address stigma and normalize HIV as a chronic illness


  • Target wrap-around resources for continuity of care
  • Identify services that are correlated with retention and viral suppression
  • Identify potential savings based on bundling or services and multiple scenarios. 
  • Launch interventions related to: using fourth-generation routine HIV testing; linkage to and retention in care using social media and other strategies; social marketing campaigns for PEP and PrEP; and training for healthcare providers
  • Develop partnerships with the private sector to drive uptake of PEP and PrEP

Learning Areas:

Program planning
Provision of health care to the public
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the goals of New York’s plan to end the AIDS epidemic as early as 2020 Describe the core challenges to ending the AIDS epidemic in New York and across the U.S. Describe the core policy and strategic program elements that are necessary to end the AIDS epidemic

Keyword(s): HIV/AIDS, Public Policy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over 25 years of experience in HIV research, evaluation and direct service delivery. My experiences in HIV have been in the sectors of academia, government, NGO/advocacy and the private sector.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.