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Home Office will be asked to heed warning on ‘outdated’ police resources on HIV

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  1. Craig Denney 19 Jun 2012, 8:01pm

    Good luck, you’ll need it!

    But I would like to see a Leverton type inquiry into Police Conduct, Practices, Policies and Procedures invoving Police homophobia.

  2. The police do record HIV status on the Police National Computer – in this day and age I don’t understand why. All people coming into contact with the police should be treated as possibliy infected.

    1. I have never seen it on the PNC when I was a police officer. On local intelligence systems yes – which is wrong. Never saw it on PNC though (that I can remember)

      However, there does need to be more done by the police to tackle the way HIV is perceived in the service and the lack of consistency in terms of addressing homophobia by the police across the UK and even in some individual forces.

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 19 Jun 2012, 8:16pm

    And would it ever occur to the police that heterosexuals also contract the disease?

    1. To be fair to the force I used to work for – the disease marker (which was predominantly used for HIV) was not restircted to gay people.

      That does not make it right and a lot needs to be done, but it was not targetted solely at gay people.

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