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Cuomo Releases Blueprint to End AIDS By 2020

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Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a blueprint for ending the AIDS epidemic in New York by 2020 Wednesday.

Speaking before an enthusiastic audience outside  the LGBT Community Center in Greenwich Village , Cuomo says it’s possible to make AIDS, which has killed an estimated 153,000 New Yorkers, a disease of the past.

“Like tuberculosis, and measles and polio,” Cuomo said, to applause.

The recommendations include better testing and screening and wider distribution of drug treatments.

Senator Brad Hoylman, also speaking at the event, says he and AIDS activists will keep pushing to make sure that there’s adequate funding to carry out the programs.

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