NY Links focuses on improving linkage to and retention in HIV care to support the delivery of routine, timely, and effective care for Persons living with HIV/AIDS in New York State. We bridge systemic gaps between HIV related services and achieve better outcomes for PLWHA through improving systems for monitoring, recording, and accessing information about HIV care in NYS. Region by region, we utilize the learning collaborative model to fortify the links holding together communities of practice, and the links grounding them in the communities of consumers they serve.
New York Links is supported by the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)-sponsored Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) and the NYSDOH AIDS Institute.
Dr. Bruce Agins leads a discussion at the January 23, 2013 Upper Manhattan Learning Session.
New York State Ending the Epidemic Initiative
On June 29, 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo detailed a three-point plan to move us closer to the end of the AIDS epidemic in New York State. The goal is to reduce the number of new HIV infections to just 750 (from an estimated 3,000) by 2020 and achieve the first ever decrease in HIV prevalence in New York State.
The three-point plan:
1. Identifies persons with HIV who remain undiagnosed and link them to health care.
2. Links and retains persons diagnosed with HIV in health care to maximize virus suppression so they remain healthy and prevent further transmission.
3. Facilitates access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for high-risk persons to keep them HIV negative.
Ending the Epidemic (ETE) in New York State will maximize the availability of life-saving, transmission-interrupting treatment for HIV, saving lives and improving the health of New Yorkers. It will move New York from a history of having the worst HIV epidemic in the country to a future where new infections are rare and those living with the disease have normal lifespans with few complications. New York Links is a critical part of this work.
The Blueprint to End the Epidemic can be found here: http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/aids/ending_the_epidemic/docs/blueprint_executive_summary.pdf
New York Links Introductory Webinar on Interventions selection
Introduction to New York Links Interventions
Friday, August 15, 2014 1:01 pm New York Time
New York Links Intervention Webinar—Appointment Procedures
Appointment Procedures, a New York Links Intervention
Monday, August 18, 2014 1:01 pm New York Time
58 min 14 sec
New York Links Intervention Webinar—ARTAS
ARTAS, a New York Links Intervention
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:03 am New York Time
41 min 38 sec
New York Links Intervention Webinar—Consistent Messaging
Consistent Messaging, a New York Links Intervention
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:04 am New York Time
53 min 0 sec
New York Links Intervention Webinar—Outreach and Return to Care
Outreach and Return to Care, a New York Links Intervention
Thursday, August 21, 2014 1:05 pm New York Time
59 min 48 sec
New York Links Intervention Webinar—Peer Support
Peer Support, a New York Links Intervention
Friday, August 22, 2014 1:02 pm New York Time
1 hr 2 min 54 sec