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HIV in Prisons and Jails

... HIV and Correctional Settings Health Care in Prisons and Jails Prisoners With HIV Infection HIV Care for Prisoners Improving Your HIV Treatment Risk Factors While Incarcerated What Happens When HIV-Positive Prisoners Are Released? HIV and Correctional Settings People
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Possibly exposed to HIV in Jail?!

I recently had a cartilage piercing in my ear. A few hours after I had it pierced, I was arrested (petty theft) and sent to jail where I was forced to remove all my jewelry including the earring from my freshly pierced ear. It bled a lot and an...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...I don't see how you could have been infected with HIV this way. First of all, the virus probably would not have survived long enough to have been passed from one person to the glove, Read more »

HIV dementia & CNS infection

My niece has been estranged from my family for over 30 years and I decided to try to track her down last year. I was able to easily as she had recently gotten arrested and was in jail. We corresponded during the past 18 months and my husband and I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...dementia, which qualifies her for a diagnosis of AIDS.One question is whether or not she was regularly taking her ART meds in prison and for how long. Prison healthcare is often suboptimal. Her doctors need to decide whether this ART regimen is... Read more »

hiv treatment in prisons

i am in a prison in texas.i was just diagnosed on jan.16th, how can i get treatment in prison when they say that they can not afford it?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You are entitled to proper health care when confined in prison. The prison system has the responsibility to provide medical care, including treatment for HIV infection and AIDS. If you are Read more »

depression and hiv

I found out eight months ago I was positive. My partner is positive and I knew the risks. We didnt have unprotected sex but a few times, but I guess that was all it took. He is in jail now and is going to be doing time in prison. We have been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...episode of penetrative sex is like playing Russian roulette. I'm sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis and your partner's jail time! Depression in and of itself won't affect your HIV medications. However, depression might affect your... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Calls on Indonesia to Expand Drug Treatment, Curb Spread of HIV/AIDS in Prisons

...help and not criminals and increase the number of drug treatment facilities to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country's prisons, the AP/ Miami Herald reports. According to the AP/ Herald , drug use is high in Indonesian prisons, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indonesia's Drug Fight Pushing Prison AIDS Explosion

... Indonesia's war on drugs has overwhelmed its prisons, concentrating injecting drug users (IDUs) in a setting where drug use is rife and blood-borne diseases can be spread easily, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Improved Drug Treatment Services Needed in Prisons to Address HIV/AIDS, Other Diseases, Editorial Says

... Increased efforts are needed to curb the spread of HIV and other bloodborne diseases in prisons, "where infection rates are high and inmates can easily spread disease through unprotected sex or by sharing needles," a New Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Treatment in U.S. Jails and Prisons

...Care for Prisoners Controversy and Change Conclusion: Prisoner Health is Public Health Resources Selected Sources Jails and prisons house populations with high HIV prevalence and high risk of transmission in a closed, "single-payer"... Read more »
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hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... HIV Articles Back Few Men Found to Get HIV in Prison- CDC Report "HIV Transmission Among Male Inmates in a State Prison System --- Georgia, 1992-2005" April 21, 2006 (full Read more »

HIV in prisons

Posted by curious_about, 3 Replies
...I am interested in HIV healthcare in prisons. I honestly don't know much about what goes on inside, what the difficulties are. I've been thinking about it because I work Read more »

HIV In Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...Read the part about Tattoos. Busted! Georgia Prison Study Shakes Down Some HIV Myths by Laura Whitehorn April 26, 2006A new study tracking HIV through the Georgia prison system Read more »

navy testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...does the navy test annually for HIv Read more »