Indian High Court Forms Committee to Address HIV/AIDS in Prisons
September 15, 2008
The high court in Mumbai, India, on Thursday formed a committee to create guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of HIV in prisons in response to the increasing spread of the virus among inmates, the Daily News & Analysis reports. Justices Ranjana Desai and DY Chandrachud requested that Advocate General Ravi Kadam work with the inspector general for prisons to complete a draft of the guidelines by Oct. 1. Desai said the guidelines should address prevention and treatment for prisoners living with HIV/AIDS. Chandrachud added, "The issue of sexual contact between prison inmates will have to be confronted."
HIV, Malaria Interventions Help Reduce Mortality Among Young Children, Challenges Remain, UNICEF Report Says
This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.