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University of Illinois at Chicago Gets $7 Million Grant to Study HIV in Inmates

October 21, 2010

Researchers at UIC will use a new $7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify better ways to diagnose and treat HIV-infected inmates at state prisons and the Cook County Jail. At present, HIV tests are not a required part of standard medical exams for incoming prisoners. With the grant, the correctional institutions will implement an opt-out system under which all inmates will be screened for HIV unless they decline the test.

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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