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Prison Health News First Issue Available

April 4, 2003

A newsletter for prisoners, family members, and medical staff, focusing on HIV, hepatitis, and other major illnesses in prison, is available without charge. The first issue looks at taking care of one's health, getting necessary medical services both in prison and after release, the different stages of HIV infection, and hepatitis C. It also has organizations to write for help.

Future plans include articles on nutrition, exercise, specific drug treatments, how to advocate for yourself, HIV and hepatitis C co-infection, depression, and getting assistance with housing, medical care, drug treatment, finding work, and other needs when you get out.

This newsletter was first intended as a prison edition of AIDS Treatment News. But it became a separate publication not limited to AIDS. It is published by Philadelphia FIGHT, a nonprofit service organization that provides healthcare, education, and other services to people with HIV in Philadelphia. It has been funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Ortho Biotech, and is seeking additional funding.

To subscribe to Prison Health News, send a request to: Laura McTighe, Philadelphia FIGHT, 1233 Locust St., 5th floor, Philadelphia PA 19107.

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ISSN # 1052-4207

Copyright 2003 by John S. James. Permission granted for noncommercial reproduction, provided that our address and phone number are included if more than short quotations are used.



  
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