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The Alliance has compiled a number of resources available for survivors, their friends and families, and professionals assisting survivors in New York City.

FAQ and Factsheets: HIV

HIV/AIDS & Victim Services

In the first ten years of the epidemic, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the causative agent of acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome (AIDS), has claimed more American lives than the Korean and Vietnam wars combined. It is believed that practically everyone in America has been touched by the AIDS epidemic. This is not news to victim advocates on the front lines who have listened to the concerns expressed by many victims regarding potential HIV exposure. Whether or not cases of HIV transmission to victims have been documented, the fear of exposure is very real. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" General Information

HIV/AIDS Legislation

In recent years, most states have enacted laws concerning the testing of criminal offenders and their victims for infection and transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome, (AIDS). Such laws were passed in response to the recognized possibility of the transmission of HIV/AIDS during sexual assault or abuse, as well as other crimes where an exchange of bodily fluids takes place. They were also the result of a new understanding of the added trauma a sexual assault victim endures when faced with the possibility of having contracted a terminal disease. In a study conducted by the National Center for Victims of Crime and the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, 40 percent (40%) of sexual assault victims indicated that the fear of contracting HIV/AIDS was a major concern. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" Legislative Topics

Violence Against Gays and Lesbians

The victimization of gays and lesbians based upon their sexual orientation includes harassment, vandalism, robbery, assault, rape and murder. The location of these crimes is not restricted to dark streets leading from gay establishments. Violence against gays and lesbians occurs everywhere: in schools, the workplace, public places and in the home. Those who commit these acts come from all social/economic backgrounds and represent different age groups. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" General Information
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Council Member Julissa Ferreras speaking out against teen dating and sexual violence
Council Member Julissa Ferreras speaking out against teen dating and sexual violence