City officials say they are on the summit of the once unthinkable, ending the HIV pestilence as modern medicines and treatment drove down the number of new cases to a 17-year-low in 2018. Officials conveyed them all thanks to the emergence of a new pill that is best known by its shorthand, PREP- that resists the spread of the fatal virus. It is the type of medical advance that Doctor Oni Blackstock only of when she first started treating people with HIV in Harlem in 2005. Blackstock stated it is a pill a day, and many folks are capable of taking that are doing very well, and they are induced and braced up by these declines.
The city is spending $23 million yearly to provide the daily treatment to the city’s LBGT and minority communities that were hit hardest as the disease rumbled unchecked in the 1980s and early 1990s. Doctors have diagnosed that 1,917 people with the fatal disease in 2018, a 67% collapse from the number of cases, that reported in 2001. It is a fraction of the 4,471 instances clocked in the five boroughs in 1985, as the exigence refuted into complete public sight. If the tendency hold, the infection rate in New York City and next year it will spill under the epidemic levels as soon as 2020 for the first time in memory.
More than 100,000 people in New York have died from HIV- related motives since the disease first propelled. Blackstock, who has medicated HIV positive New Yorkers for the last fourteen years. She also added that for a lot of the patients, HIV is not a critical issue. Instead, they have problems with diabetes and high blood pressure. The $23 million effort of the city also funds eight clinics by providing low-to no-cost services for HIV testing and medical treatment. HIV positive City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said that the city would keep combating to put an end to the disease.