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HIV/AIDS In The Correctional Facilities

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HIV in Prisons and Jails

...institutions. The rate of HIV among prisoners is 5 to 7 times that of the general population. HIV rates are highest among African American prisoners. In 2006, 16.9% of all people living with HIV in the US were in a correctional facility at some point. In 2008, there were about 20,449 people with HIV in state and federal prisons. The rate of HIV infection is higher among female inmates (1.9%) than among male inmates (1.7%). ...
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HIV/AIDS (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2010)

Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Once again a QTND (question that never dies) arises! And of course the ATNC (answer... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Denial (AIDS DENIALISTS, 2009)

What's up with all these people who either deny HIV exists or believe the government create it? I was watching a youtube video of a news report from Houston about these researchers working on a cure. I noticed in all the comments on youtube, most...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The AIDS denialists have been around for a while. They are very vocal and very whacked. They seem to live in a parallel universe that Read more »

can you get hiv/aids if you.. (QTND: HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

me and my partner have been curious about trying anal sex. we are both hiv/aids free and free of any other std's. we were curious, can we get aids from anal sex even if you both are disease free?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...repost a few questions from the archives. Dr. Bob Question (HIV FROM TWO HIV NEGATIVES) Jan 20, 2007 I was just wondering. Can AIDS come out of no where? Like, if two people are disease free, can an infection occur between them like AIDS assuming... Read more »

does sodomy create HIV/AIDS?

I guess Im just pretty ignorant because of my super religious parents but, I always thought that unprotected anal sex would somehow 'create' HIV/AIDS. Is this just a wierd misconception? and if I had unprotected anal sex w my bf (and neither of us...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Marklyn, Apparently you didn't look very hard! See below for a small sampling of what is in the archives. Dr. Bob can you get hiv/aids if you.. (QTND: HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008) Jun 2, 2008 me and my partner have been... Read more »
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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

...was a paper that was written by Ted Hammett called " The Burden of Infectious Disease Among Inmates and Releasees From U.S. Correctional Facilities ," and that was published in The American Journal of Public Health in 2002. That showed that over... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Correctional Facilities Begin Offering OraQuick HIV Test

...New York City has begun offering the OraQuick 20-minute HIV test to inmates at Rikers Island and other city correctional facilities, which have high turnover rates and high percentages of HIV-positive inmates, the New York Sun reports. About... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing in the Criminal Justice System

...Inmates who test positive for HIV while in jail are linked with a C.A.R.E. community outreach worker. This person works with the correctional facility medical staff to make sure that the inmate receives necessary care before and after release.... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Video Central: Home

... Welcome to TheBody.com's HIV/AIDS Podcast Central! Here is an archive of all of our videos: interviews with people living with HIV, conference and news coverage Read more »
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hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...interventions might engender more inmate trust of and cooperation with intervention staff (4). HIV education might also benefit correctional facility staff. CDC recommends that HIV screening be provided upon entry into prison and before release... Read more »

Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...have the applicant sign a consent form. In New York State, people cannot be denied health insurance because they have HIV or AIDS. Why is it recommended that all pregnant women have an HIV test? HIV can be passed from mother to child during... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

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...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

Divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...Hello, I am the ex wife of an hiv positive dad. He became positive after our divorce. I am having a hard time dealiing with his status. We have two very small Read more »