August 11, 2003
City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden said, "While most New Yorkers are having safer sex, many people still are not. HIV is preventable, but too many people are not taking basic steps to protect themselves and their partners" (Associated Press, 8/9). He added, "Sex in the city needs to get safer, and HIV testing needs to be a routine part of medical care. Anyone who's ever had sex, anyone who's ever used [intravenous] drugs, needs to know their HIV status." Frieden said that city residents should discuss HIV/AIDS and condom use with their sexual partners, according to the Times. Frieden added, "I think there's a degree of complacency, of HIV precaution burnout" (New York Times, 8/9).
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