More than 108,000 New Yorkers are living with HIV/AIDS and thousands more are unaware they are infected. Among those with known risk, men who have sex with men (MSM) account for nearly 60% of newly diagnosed HIV infections each year – more than any other risk group – and more than half of new diagnoses among men. Blacks and Hispanics account for nearly 7 out of 10 new diagnoses among MSM. Over the past decade, new diagnoses have declined by 30% among older MSM but have increased by 53% among those under 30.
In 2009, 75,000 New Yorkers were diagnosed with gonorrhea, syphilis, or chlamydia; many more infections were likely undiagnosed and untreated. Syphilis continued to spread among MSM, 60% of whom were also infected with HIV. Gonorrhea is also on the rise, especially among young men. Therefore, the Department continues its efforts in addressing obstacles to prevention, testing and treatment.
Last Updated 1/31/13