Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration pledged last year to end the HIV epidemic by 2025 in New Jersey, where more than 38,000 residents are living with HIV or AIDS. Of those, 80% are 40 years of age or older and 32% are female; minorities make up 77% of adult/adolescent HIV/AIDS cases reported to the state; and 88% of pediatric cases living with HIV/AIDS belong to minority races/ethnicities. Between April 2018 and March 2019, 5,441 patients received HIV-related medications through the New Jersey AIDS Drug Distribution Program. Over the past year, the state Department of Health has supported the testing of over 74,000 people for HIV.
Rutgers School of Public Health and Nursing will hold its annual World AIDS Day Commemoration on Friday, Dec 6, focusing on HIV Politics & Policy. For more information about New Jersey HIV/AIDS services, follow this link.