AIDS Off NYC Top 10 Causes Of Death List For First Time Since ‘83


By Alex Panisch

According to the NYC Health Commissioner, AIDS fell off in 2012

According to the New York Daily News, for the first time since 1983, AIDS is no longer one of the top ten causes of death in New York City. 

NYC Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said yesterday that AIDS fell of the list in 2012. In 2011 it was No. 9 on the list, with 766 deaths. In 2012 that number dropped to 609. Bassett called the news “a tribute to the efforts that have been made in tackling this epidemic.” 

The number of new HIV infections in the city, around 3000 a year, has kept steady or declined each year.