Friday, June 25, 2010

The latest installment of our five-part series AIDS: Then & Now, Dr. Monica Sweeney, Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control at the NYC Health Department, and Susan M. Chambré, Professor of Sociology, Baruch College, CUNY, and author of Fighting for Our Lives: New York’s AIDS Community and the Politics of Disease, discuss how the demographics of HIV have changed in New York City, and how the virus has changed the city’s cultural and political landscape.

How do you think HIV/AIDS has changed life in New York?


Susan M. Chambré and Dr. Monica Sweeney
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Comments [5]

Margaret Perkins from New York

The majority of the programs for HIV prevention among black and hispanic MSM has not been successful in NYC or many other cities. How many experimental models of prevention are being tested now in NYC?. What are some of the innovative prevention projects that the DOHMH supports. How often does the DOMHH review and evaluate new experimental programs that may be effective.

Jun. 25 2010 12:40 PM
Gretchen from New Jersey

Is there mandatory HIV testing for pregnant women in NY state? I believe it is optional in NJ.

Jun. 25 2010 12:34 PM
Steve from sweet new jersey

Regarding AIDS/HIV in minority communities, back in the late 80s they were saying the main groups were gay men, needle users, and Hatians, weren't they?

Jun. 25 2010 12:29 PM
Lonnie from Brooklyn!!!!!

Mr Lehrer-- the Theme Music for this series. . .CHANGE IT, PLEASE.

HIV/AIDS is serious & complex-- but it is far more hopeful today than it was all those years ago.

That piano piece makes me envision a darkened room with the blinds drawn, a body lying supine and still across a rumpled bed while someone wails disconsolately in the background.

Pick some other piece that embodies hope and changing issues. This one is nothing but a herald for the Funeral Director.

Jun. 25 2010 12:23 PM
Chuck from NJ


I do not think immigration allows people with HIV to be granted a VISA into US.


Jun. 25 2010 12:13 PM

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