New York has set a goal to eliminate AIDS in the state by the year 2020. Public health organizations met in Rochester Thursday to come up with a regional plan.
In the early 1990s there were around 15,000 new cases of the disease each year. That’s now down to around 3,000 cases a year. By 2020, the state wants that number at 750 people or less.
Doctor William Valenti is the staff physician at Trillium Health-a health organization dedicated to AIDS prevention and treatment. He explains the three-part plan.