NYC Reports Plummeting Numbers Of New HIV Cases

The New York Daily News reports:

Victory is in sight. City officials say they are on the cusp of the once unthinkable — ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic as new medicines and treatment drove down the number of new cases to a 17-year-low in 2018, Health Department stats show.

And officials say it’s all thanks to the emergence of a new pill — best known by its shorthand, PrEP — that prevents the spread of the once-fatal virus.

The city is spending $23 million a year to promote the daily treatment to the city’s LBGT and minority communities, which were hit hardest as the disease raged unchecked in the 1980s and early 1990s.