Gay City News: NYC Widens Web of AIDS Surveillance

NYC Widens Web of AIDS SurveillanceHealth officials propose greater data collection and sharing

Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | By Duncan Osborne

If the discussions with police concern only ending the practice of using condoms as evidence of prostitution then AIDS groups would approve, but broader conversations could be a problem.

“Hopefully, the education work is intended to discourage using condoms as evidence for sex work (which we hear sporadic reports of) and making improper arrests for syringe possession, and not sharing info about sex or drugs locations,” Sean Barry, a director at VOCAL-NY, a group that does political organizing among HIV-positive people as well as among drugs users and those formerly incarcerated, wrote in an email.

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