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Cuomo releases blueprint to end AIDS by 2020

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced a blue print for ending the AIDs epidemic in New York by 2020.

Speaking before an enthusiastic audience outside  the LGBT Community Center in Greenwich Village , Cuomo says it’s possible to make AIDS, which has killed an estimated 153,000 New Yorkers,  a disease of the past.

“Like tuberculosis, and measles and polio,” Cuomo said, to applause.

The recommendations include better testing and screening and wider distribution of drug treatments.

New York State Sen. Brad Hoylman, also speaking at the event, says he and AIDS activists will keep pushing to make sure that there’s adequate funding to carry out the programs.