HIV diagnoses hit record annual low in New York City

A record-low 2,718 people were diagnosed with HIV in 2014 in New York City, authorities reported on December 1, 2015, World AIDS Day -- compared to 2,832 in 2013 and 4,397 in 2004  The number of new HIV diagnoses in New York has hit a record low after falling nearly 40 percent in the last decade, city authorities said Tuesday. At the height of the New York AIDS crisis there were more than 12,000 AIDS diagnoses in 1993, according to city data. To mark World AIDS Day on Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $ 23 million plan towards stamping out the epidemic in New York and matching a statewide goal of 750 cases per year by 2020.

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