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HIV/AIDS In The Correctional Facilities

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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

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet two of these impressive HIV researchers and read their explanation of a study they presented at CROI 2009. ... 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

Alabama: Lawsuit Says HIV Inmate Facility Inadequate

A lawsuit contends that Alabama's Limestone Correctional Facility in Capshaw, where HIV-positive prisoners are held, does not provide adequate medical care. The suit, filed against the state by Miami attorney David Lipman, claims 12 HIV-positive... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV threat to correctional officers

I'm cosidering a position as a correctional officer in the state of Massachuessets, what is the chance of being infected from an HIV positive inmate?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
To my knowledge, there are no documented cases of occupational HIV infections among U.S. correctional officers. Despite the widespread public concern about biting, in fact the biter would have to break the other person's skin and have blood in... Read more »

Worried about a test from a sketchy test facility

Hi,I am worried about a HIV test -- but no, not from the actual test result (which I tested negative for), but from the sketchy facility where I got tested. I got tested in the free San Francisco city clinic and the person who drew blood from me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Dirty needles at the San Francisco Free Clinic??? Nah. I know that place well and can assure you, sketchy or not, it's completely safe and reliable. You cannot get HIV from getting an HIV test. The sketchy vampire or vampira drawing your... Read more »

Correct Answer About Life Insurance for Aids Patients

I just wanted to inform you that your recent answer about life insurance for AIDS patient not being possible is not accurate. Physicians Life, Mutual of Omaha and New York life all allow such insurance under a policy that has no questions asked....
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Thank you for this information. I was unaware of any insurancce company that would do this. I will post your response so individuals can contact these companies.... Read more »

Treatment Facility

I was just diagnosed with HIV, and I life in FL. Is it better to see a doctor at a facility such as Mayo Clinic in Jacksonvile or SHANDS in Gainsville? As opposed to a doctors office in Tallahassee or Orlando?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
You've got a number of really excellent choices of HIV specialists in the north- and central Florida region.Rather than name names, I'd suggest you contact your local ASO for the beta on who they currently recommend.Best of luck, BY... Read more »
Connect With Others

stds are more likely than hiv? correct me plz

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
my dr told me this, yet i didn't believe him you have a 80-100% chance of getting an std. from a female as opposed to hiv. wow that kinda makes a person feel better. as i haven't had an std. in the archives i found that, men that have sex only... Read more »

What is the final correct answer?

Posted by solcann, 1 Reply
Is there ANY way somebody can get HIV from getting a blowjob?

In my case, the factors that I am worried about regarding my blowjobs:

1. Had multiple blowjobs throughout the day w different prostitutes.

2. They were lengthy affairs each and the last... Read more »

The correct med regimen

Posted by Jim327040, 2 Replies
I was diagnosed in December of 08. Viral load 10,000, CD4 93. I had no idea I had the virus and was not sick. A public health center started me on Atripla. After 2 months, my creatinine levels were moving up (not good). The doctor recommended... Read more »