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Hiv In Jails

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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 Wife

Yesterday morning my wife was in for a routine HIV test required for her visa, here in Dubai. She rang crying her eyes out, not only had she just found out she was HIV+ she was immediately Jailed,I went to her and was told only that she had to be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Yes, I am aware of Dubai's discriminatory and unconscionable HIV/AIDS policy. It has absolutely no scientific basis and has been strongly criticized by the international community. I suggest you 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 »

missed medication for four days

i was in jail for four days. i told them i was hiv pos they did not give me my meds for four days. will my body build immunity? i am worried.i was feeling great before now i feel so exhausted and keep catching colds.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HIV care in our prison system leaves much to be desired! Your experience demonstrates that the officials involved are tragically Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Treatment in U.S. Jails and Prisons

...-- estimated at five to ten times that of the general population. As recently reported by the federal government, the rate of AIDS cases is three and a half times as great. Why does HIV appear to disproportionately affect prisoners? In 1988,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine Jail-Based HIV Testing -- Rhode Island, 2000-2007

...Jail facilities provide an important setting to offer HIV testing to persons who might not otherwise receive testing. 4 The jailed population has a higher prevalence of HIV infection than the general population, and rapid HIV testing in jails... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocate Calls on Tennessee Jail to Conduct HIV Tests, Condom Distribution

...spread of HIV among its inmates, Tennessee's Shelby County Jail is being urged to distribute condoms and require regular HIV/AIDS testing in a program similar to those in effect in jails in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and New York, the Memphis ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two Former Inmates of N.J. Jail Claim HIV/AIDS Treatment Was Denied; Jail Under Review by Inspector General's Office

...Two former immigration detainees held at the Passaic County Jail in New Jersey have said they were regularly denied adequate HIV/AIDS treatment during their prison terms, the Bergen Record reports. An unnamed 41-year-old Jamaican man who... Read more »
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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 prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and... 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 »

she has no heart..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can a person go to jail for lying to some one about there hiv status...and then get them infected..and still deny it all...i had afreind who i now know isi + and i asked her ...andn she denied Read more »