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For Immediate Release
January 13, 2016
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Governor Cuomo's 2016 State of the State Address
Governor Cuomo's 2016 State of the State Address

New York, New York, Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Today Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered the State of the State address in Albany surrounded by a diverse group of New Yorkers committed to his bold leadership and vision of our State. The Governor’s agenda for 2016 will build on the past few years of progress and continue to position New York State as a leader. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan includes continued investment in our economy and ensuring opportunities for all New Yorkers. Under Governor Cuomo’s plan, New York will continue to be a leader in our nation on innovation and ground breaking initiatives. Guillermo Chacón, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS and founder of the Hispanic Health Network was honored to be invited to be present at the State of the State address.

“We are grateful for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s historical leadership and commitment to Ending the AIDS Epidemic in New York State by the end of 2020. As was detailed in the Governor’s State of the State and Budget announcements today, New York is taking the lead in broadening our HIV laws to make HIV testing truly routine while also doing more to link people living with HIV to care so they reach HIV viral load suppression. The Governor has also committed critical funding to defeat the AIDS epidemic, some of which will be used to expand the availability of affordable housing and providing additional housing assistance for those living with HIV/AIDS. These are critical components of the Ending the Epidemic Blueprint. We are thrilled to hear they will be implemented and we thank Governor Cuomo for his unwavering commitment,” stated Guillermo Chacón, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS and founder of the Hispanic Health Network.

The Latino Commission on AIDS (Commission) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1990 dedicated to meet the health challenges and addressing the impact of HIV/AIDS. The Commission is the leading organization coordinating National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (May 15), National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (October 15), Latinos and the Deep South, and other prevention, research, capacity building, and advocacy programs across the United States and its territories. The Latino Commission is the founder of the Hispanic Health Network, dedicated to eliminate health disparities in our communities. For more information visit: or

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