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Suffolk County, N.Y., Urges HIV Tests in Jail

February 6, 2003

The Suffolk County Legislature is considering a bill that would require people charged with prostitution or soliciting prostitutes to submit to hepatitis C and HIV testing while in jail. Presiding Officer Legislator Maxine Postal (D-Amityville) sponsored the measure. "I have seen in [my district] a large number of streetwalkers. They're arrested time after time, they get thinner and more gaunt and some do get sick," said Postal. She also said that identifying those with AIDS is the first step in preventing its spread. Acting Suffolk County Health Department Commissioner Linda Murmelstein suggested yesterday that "until it's clear that mandatory testing is protecting the general public," lawmakers should refrain from petitioning the state on the measure. The committee tabled the screening resolution.

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Adapted from:
Newsday (New York City)
02.06.03; Valerie Burgher



  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 

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