AIDS is no longer among the top 10 causes of death in New York City.
The city’s top health official has revealed for the first time since the HIV epidemic exploded in 1983, the deaths connected with AIDS have dropped.
In 2011, it was the number nine killer with 766 deaths.
But in 2012, that number is now 609.
City officials say better treatment is allowing New Yorkers with AIDS to live longer.