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GMHC Statement on Governor Cuomo's 2017 State of the State






January 9, 2017
Contact: Danielle Filson | 646-335-0443 |



New York, NY --  Governor Andrew M Cuomo begins his 2017 Regional State of the State Addresses on Monday, January 9th with an 11 A.M. speech at the Freedom Tower in lower Manhattan. The addresses will take place in six different locations over the course of three days.

Monday, January 9 in New York City and Buffalo
Tuesday, January 10 in Westchester and Long Island
Wednesday, January 11 in Albany and Syracuse.


With Congress threatening to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which has provided over 3.4 million New Yorkers access to health care, it is more important than ever for the State to ensure that health care remains a right, not a privilege. Affordable and accessible health care is critical to achieving the Governor's laudable goal of ending AIDS as an epidemic by 2020. GMHC will be doing our part to ensure New Yorkers have access to the HIV treatment and prevention tools they need, but we cannot do it alone. Our Governor and State Legislature must be ready to act as we enter the 2017 session.  



About Gay Men's Health Crisis 

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is the nation's leading provider of HIV and AIDS care, prevention services and advocacy, serving nearly 10,000 people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS in New York City, the epicenter of the epidemic in the U.S. As the world's first HIV and AIDS service organization, GMHC is an expert in providing services that every person affected by the epidemic deserves. GMHC is on the front lines caring for people who are both HIV negative and positive, including: testing, nutrition, legal, mental health and education services. GMHC also advocates for stronger public policies at the local, state and federal level with the goal of ending AIDS as an epidemic in New York State by 2020. Most recently, GMHC and other HIV and AIDS organizations successfully persuaded the federal government to recommend widespread use of PrEP, a new daily treatment that is over 90% effective in preventing HIV infection. For more information, visit









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