Serving New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS

Our Mission

GMHC fights to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.

The Health Department recorded 1,594 new HIV cases in 2021, up from 1,396 in 2020. Encouragingly, it found that the HIV viral suppression rate increased slightly in 2021, despite disruptions to health care from the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, 79% of New Yorkers living with HIV had undetectable viral loads at the last calendar year assessment date, up just a bit from 78% in 2020. However, communities of color and people living in areas of high poverty in New York City continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV. In 2021, 44.2% of new HIV diagnoses were for Black people, compared with 37.2% for Latinx people, 11.7% for white people and 5.7% for Asian/Pacific Islanders. Almost two-thirds of NYC's 2021 cases (64.9%) were among people ages 20 to 39, and fully 77.5% were in communities that the Health Department defines as medium to high poverty.

NYC’s HIV Cases Rose After COVID-19 Shutdowns Eased

After 20 years of a steady downward trend, new HIV cases in New York City jumped 14% in 2021, due in large part to a resurgence in HIV testing after the COVID-19 pandemic caused citywide shutdowns in 2020, according to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. That atypical

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GMHC to Honor Broadway Legend André De Shields

De Shields will be celebrated on February 6 at the 10th GMHC Cabaret & Howard Ashman Award event at Joe’s Pub New York, NY (January 9, 2023)—GMHC will honor Broadway legend and award-winning performer André De Shields with the 2023 Howard Ashman Award for his advocacy and activism for people living with

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Headquarters & Testing Location

Closest Subway Stops:
7 Train—34th Street Hudson Yards & 42nd Street Times Square
Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, Closed.