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Hiv In Prisons And Jails

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HIV in Prisons and Jails

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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 »

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 unaware of the essential 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 »

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 »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Treatment in U.S. Jails and Prisons

...incarcerated, would you take an HIV test? Mary Sylla posed this question to a panel of national experts at a public forum, "Preventing HIV in Prisons and Jails" -- and the answers might surpise you! The forum, in which panelists and audience... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Taiwan Segregates HIV/AIDS Prisoners to Curb Spread of AIDS in Jails

... In order to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS in jails, Taiwan is segregating HIV-positive prisoners into special wards, an official said Wednesday. "We are building separate wards Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Activist Urges AIDS Tests, Condoms in Shelby County Jail

...Mark Luttrell. Yvonne Madlock, director of the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department, said HIV prevalence in jails and prisons tends to be higher than the general population because inmates typically engage in riskier behaviors both in and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS-Related Death Rates in Jails, State Prisons Have Dropped Significantly, Federal Data Say

... The AIDS-related death rates of inmates in jails and state prisons have significantly decreased, according to data discussed on Sunday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics , 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 »

Interesting news story on man with HIV?

Posted by RPH
...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 Tuesday to life in prison for knowingly exposing another... Read more »