Since 1982, we’ve been working to end the AIDS epidemic in New York City and nationwide. Our prevention, care, and advocacy programs have made substantial contributions to reducing new HIV infections and ensuring people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS are connected to care and treatment.
GMHC’s contributions have enabled New York City to become one of the first major cities to achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal for ending the epidemic (90 percent of all people with HIV know their status, 90 percent of all people diagnosed with HIV are on treatment, and 90 percent of all people diagnosed with HIV who are on treatment are virally suppressed).
Our Impact in 2019
At the national, state, and local levels, we work with coalitions to drive for fair and effective policies to protect the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ people. Over the decades, we have helped ensure passage of landmark federal legislation including the Americans with Disabilities Act, which includes protections for people living with HIV, and The Ryan White CARE Act to improve availability of and access to care for low-income, uninsured, and under-insured people affected by HIV/AIDS and their families. For more about our current policy initiatives, visit our Advocate page.
*Figures based on clients who provided HIV health status indicators.