New York State has been a leader in confronting the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but there is still much work to be done to improve our HIV prevention, treatment and care services. We must focus particular attention on communities of color, which have disproportionately high rates of new infections. Since first being elected to the Senate, Brad has been instrumental in the passage of a 30% rent cap for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS, and served on the Public Official Advisory Group for Governor Cuomo's Ending the Epidemic Task Force.
SUPPORTS legislation to expand HASA-like benefits for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS statewide.
SUPPORTS the other legislative recommendations of the Ending the Epidemic Task Force, to better identify persons with HIV who remain undiagnosed and link them to health care, link and retain persons diagnosed with HIV in care to maximize virus suppression so they remain healthy and prevent further transmission, and provide access to PrEP for high-risk persons to keep them HIV-negative.
SUPPORTS New York’s federal representatives in their efforts to restore New York’s fair share of federal HIV/AIDS funding.