In New York the number of new HIV infections oer years has been lowered by 37 % between 2002 and 2010.
For the first time since the HIV epidemic took root in New York City in the 1980's, AIDS has dropped out of the top 10 causes of death in the city, the city’s health commissioner said last week.
Speaking at a City Council meeting on Thursday, Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said that AIDS had been the number nine killer in 2011 causing 766 deaths, according to the Daily News. That number dropped to 609 in 2012.
Bassett attributed the decline to better outreach and treatment.
"‘It’s a tribute to the efforts that have been made… in tackling this epidemic," she said. "We are seeing some success."