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Has Anyone Gone To Prison For Infecting Someone With Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

...in Prisons and Jails Medical care in a prison or jail depends on the local facility. In general, prisoners do not receive health care that meets public health standards. Each year, many Americans with chronic diseases are jailed. This includes: about 25% of HIV-infected Americans 33% of those infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV, see Fact Sheet 507 ) 40% of Americans with active tuberculosis (see Fact Sheet 518 ) Among...
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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 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
...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 not getting treatment, you are entitled to appeal to the appropriate health... 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
...Hi,Actually all it takes is one time for HIV infection to potentially occur. Fortunately that doesn't happen often, but each unprotected episode of penetrative sex is like 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
...She most certainly has AIDS. Her symptoms are consistent with HIV-associated dementia, which qualifies her for a diagnosis of AIDS.One question is whether or not she was regularly taking her Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Prosecutor Seeks Lengthy Prison Term for HIV-Infected Woman

...conviction and a nine-year sentence for a woman who is facing her seventh charge of prostitution since being diagnosed with HIV in 1995. An undercover officer in south Los Angeles arrested Panchita Hall, 46, in April. At the time she was on... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Treatment in U.S. Jails and Prisons

...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" health care... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bulgarian Medics Suspected of Infecting Children with HIV Released from Libyan Prison and Put Under House Arrest

...injected 393 children at Al-Fateh hospital in Benghazi, Libya, with HIV-infected blood. Twenty-three children reportedly developed AIDS and died. Nine Libyans are also on trial for negligence. Since the trial first began in February 1999, the... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HIV Infection Among Women in Prison: Considerations for Care

...several states, nearly one in 10 incarcerated women are HIV-infected. At year-end 2002, 3% of all incarcerated women in U.S. state prisons were HIV-infected, compared to 2% of incarcerated men in U.S. state prisons (see table 1 ). More than 10%... Read more »
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hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infected before they arrived, the study found. Over a 17-year period, 88 men became infected in prison by the virus that causes AIDS, chiefly through same-sex intercourse. Georgia prisons currently house about 45,000 men. The study, published... 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
...with 68 serving sentences during the same 15 years without picking up the virus. Here are some of the myths debunked: Myth #1: Prisons are a breeding ground for HIV. HIV transmission is not rare in prison, but neither is it rampant, says... Read more »

interesting news story about man with HIV?

Posted by RPH, 2 Replies
...Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Exposing Woman to HIV Wednesday, June 13, 2007 ST. JOSEPH, Missouri ? A man who spent five years in jail for exposing sexual partners to HIV was sentenced Read more »