Number of Inmates Infected With HIV Declines
June 19, 2008
According to a recent report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the number of HIV-positive inmates in state and federal prisons fell slightly in 2006, the third consecutive such decrease. Among the report's highlights:
To access the full report, visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/html/hivp/2006/hivp06.htm.
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Declining Concentration of HIV in Correctional Facilities, but 20 Percent of HIV-Infected People in the U.S. Have Been in a Correctional Facility
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