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Newsday Op-Ed Criticizes Giuliani, New York City Health Department for Handling of HIV Among Gay Men
New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's administration "has usually responded to bad news on AIDS with a public relations strategy that is part evasion and part truth," and its handling of the HIV/AIDS crisis among the city's gay men continues in that trend, LGNY Editor Paul Schindler and Associate Editor Duncan Osborne write in a Newsday op-ed. When figures were released showing that new HIV infections among the city's gay men were on the rise, the mayor and the city health department "reacted by denying the problem and boasting that AIDS cases were down in the city," Schindler and Osborne state. They add that some cities, such as New York, can have a declining number of AIDS cases but an increasing rate of HIV infection, due largely to antiretroviral drugs that delay the onset of AIDS. While many people do not recognize th
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