hiv treatment in prisons
Feb 16, 2006
i am in a prison in texas.i was just diagnosed on jan.16th, how can i get treatment in prison when they say that they can not afford it?
Response from Dr. Horwath
You are entitled to proper health care when confined in prison. The prison system has the responsibility to provide medical care, including treatment for HIV infection and AIDS. If you are not getting treatment, you are entitled to appeal to the appropriate health authorities and, if necessary, get legal help to force the corrections system to provide medical care.
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