"It's not that people are not infected. It is that they are taking medications, they're able to be more adherent, treatment has become easier. Many people who are not infected have what we call treatment optimism. Why bother using a condom? Why bother not having multiple partners? -- and people are still getting infected -- because of the success of the treatment."
--Dr. Monica Sweeney, assistant commissioner of the Bureau of H.I.V. Prevention and Control in the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, remarking on a 25% drop in the number of adults newly diagnosed with AIDS in NYC from 2010.