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November 30, 2015

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November 30, 2015

The following statement can be attributed to Sharen Duke, Executive Director of ASCNYC, in reaction to New York State Governor Cuomo's announcement that he will seek $200M in state funding to support housing and healthcare programs for people with HIV and AIDS:

“ASCNYC is thrilled that Governor Cuomo has announced that he will advocate for $200 million in additional funding to support housing and healthcare programs for people living with HIV and AIDS in New York State.

As ASCNYC and millions of New Yorkers observe another World AIDS Day, this tremendous show of support by Governor Cuomo gives us hope for an end to new cases of HIV infection and better treatment and care for those who are living with HIV. This funding will greatly increase the likelihood of reaching our goal of Ending the Epidemic by 2020.

The funding and resources that Governor Cuomo has committed will help organizations like ASCNYC prevent new infections, connect HIV positive individuals to quality medical care and provide stable, supportive housing for those in need. As an organization that serves thousands of New Yorkers every year, helping them create positive change in their lives by overcoming homelessness, substance abuse, accessing healthcare and confronting so many other challenges people living with HIV face, ASCNYC is proud to stand beside Governor Cuomo and double our efforts to improve the lives of people with living with HIV.”

For more information go to www.ascnyc.org

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