Characteristics and Behaviors Associated With HIV Among Inmates in the North Carolina Prison System
July 14, 2009
The study authors "identified factors associated with testing HIV-positive in a prison system performing voluntary HIV testing on inmates and estimated the number of undetected HIV cases to evaluate the efficacy of risk-factor-based HIV testing."
"The associations between HIV serostatus and a variety of factors highlight the potential limitations of risk-factor-based HIV testing in prisons, as do the high number of potential undetected HIV cases," concluded the authors.
American Journal of Public Health
06.09.2009; Vol. 99; No. 6: P. 1123-1130; David L. Rosen, PhD; Victor J. Schoenbach, PhD; David A. Wohl, MD; Becky L. White, MD; Paul W. Stewart, PhD; Carol E. Golin, MD
The Impact of Incarceration Upon Adherence to HIV Treatment Among HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users: A Qualitative Study
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