HIV/AIDS is still an epidemic in New York City. It is estimated that 107,000 New Yorkers are living with HIV.
Because an estimated 21 percent of people living with HIV are unaware of their infection, HHC is increasingly making HIV testing part of routine patient care across all settings - in our emergency rooms, our outpatient clinics and our inpatient units. Since 2005 HHC has helped 1.4 million patients know their HIV status, helped more than 12,200 New Yorkers learn about their HIV positive diagnoses and linked those patients to life-saving care and treatment -- further reducing the chance that they will spread HIV.
Unique Patients Tested for HIV
Fiscal Year 2009 - Fiscal Year 2013