Published in AIDS Weekly, April 7th, 2003
"These programs have been operating in New York City for over 10 years," the mayor said. "The sky has not fallen. Drug use and drug-related crime have not gone up. In fact, they've gone down."
The mayor drew a standing ovation from 1,500 listeners at the Community Planning Leadership Summit on HIV Prevention, sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council. Audience members were all members of a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-mandated community planning process for federal HIV prevention spending. At this time,...
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