New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

New York City has long been a public health leader. The Health Department's role is to protect and promote the health of the public through a wide range of programs and services, including monitoring, prevention, and control activities for individuals, families, and communities in New York City.

How to Reach New York City Department of Health

(212) 442-9666
Web site: www.nyc.gov/health

Categories Covered:Adverse Events, Comorbidities, and HIV, HIV Policy and Advocacy, HIV Treatment Strategies, HIV Prevention Methods, U=U (Undetectable Equals Untransmittable, i.e. HIV Treatment as Prevention), HIV Epidemiology, HIV Testing, Managing Long-Term HIV Survivors

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HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U): Information for Providers

The basics for health care professionals covering the evidence for U=U, HIV prevention, and considerations for acheiving undetectable viral load.

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Health Department Expands Vaccination Recommendations for Men at Greatest Risk for Contracting Meningitis

The Health Department issued new recommendations today for vaccinating against invasive meningococcal disease -- commonly known as meningitis -- after an increase in cases. Vaccinations are now advised for men, regardless of HIV status, who have had ...

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New York City Health Department Recommends Vaccination for HIV-Positive Men at High Risk of Meningitis

Due to a spike in meningitis cases among New York City men who have sex with men, the city's health department is advising vaccinations for any HIV-positive man who has had intimate contact with another man that he met through a website, mobile app o...

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Health Department Announces 41% Drop in HIV/AIDS Related Deaths Among Black New Yorkers

New data show a 41 percent drop in deaths among black people living with HIV/AIDS between 2001 and 2010 in New York City, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The department also noted that blacks account for almost...

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HIV Testing Is Now a Routine Part of Health Care in New York

Change in state law requires health professionals to offer voluntary HIV tests to patients 13 to 64 years old. New law also simplifies informed consent process, allowing for verbal consent in some circumstances.

Voluntary HIV testing is now part of ...

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Health Department Reports 75% of New Yorkers Living With HIV/AIDS Are 40 or Older and More Than a Third Are Over 50

HIV/AIDS in NYC: A Snapshot HIV/AIDS and the risky behaviors that spread it are often associated with youth. However, in the wake of the White House unveiling its first formal national HIV/AIDS strategy, the Health Department reports that 30 years in...

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Health Department Highlights Health Risks of Unprotected Anal Sex Among Heterosexual Women in New York City

Unprotected anal sex poses well known health hazards for men, but new research suggests that the practice is a significant health issue for women as well. More than 100,000 New York City women engage in anal intercourse each year, according to a new ...

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New York City Health Department Announces 28 Percent Increase in HIV Testing Since Launch of "The Bronx Knows" Initiative One Year Ago

This Wednesday, the Health Department and community partners will gather at the New York Botanical Garden to celebrate the anniversary of "The Bronx Knows," a borough-wide HIV testing initiative launched one year ago. During the event, Dr. Monica S...

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NYC Condom Gets a New Page for Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day, become a fan of the NYC Condom -- on Facebook. By visiting the new page, New Yorkers send e-condoms to their friends, spread the word about safe sex and link to information on where to find condoms. The Health Department will al...

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HIV Is Spreading in NYC at Three Times the National Rate, Health Department Says

New York City -- The Health Department today released the most precise estimate yet of annual citywide HIV infections. The findings, derived from a new formula developed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, indicate that nearly ...

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