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Hiv In Women's Prison

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Brown Medical School

HIV Infection Among Women in Prison: Considerations for Care

HIV Has a Woman's Face According to Nelson Mandela, who spoke about the disproportionate burden of HIV infection on women at a recent event in South Africa, the world wide epidemic of HIV is taking on the face of a woman . 1 Due to their status... Read more »
Women Alive

Women Prisoners With HIV Speak Out

At Muncy, PA My name is Kimberly Morris #OB4212. I'm an inmate at SCI-Muncy, a maximum institution for women, in rural Pennsylvania. I'm 28 years old and I've been HIV positive for seven years. I'd like to say a few things about the way that women... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

KCET's "Life and Times" Examines How Black, Latino Women in Los Angeles County Are Contracting HIV From Former Prison Inmates

KCET 's "Life and Times " on Thursday examined how AIDS-related illnesses have become a leading cause of death among black and Latino women in their 20s and 30s in Los Angeles County, Calif., in part because many of them contract HIV from partners... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 not getting treatment, you are entitled to appeal to the... Read more »

Occupational Exposure...In Prison?

Hi Dr. Bob,I have a question that's sort of a spin on the occupational exposure issue. Usually it seems that transmission of HIV through occupational exposure means needlesticks/contact with blood in a medical setting. My question is, do you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Stacie,You can be a forensic psychologist without placing yourself at risk for bodily harm or HIV infection. However, if you are drawn to the study of "violent behavior" and yet are "terrified of everything," you really need... Read more »

Prison Officer Assault

First off, thankyou in anticipation for answering my question.I am a serving prison officer in the UK and was recently assaulted by an inmate who threw his excrement and urine over me, some of which I ingested. The inmate's medical record has...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is unlikely that you are at risk for infection with HIV in the unfortunate incident you describe. Only trace amounts of HIV can be detected in urine and feces. Transmission through feces or urine is only possible if blood is present.RMK... Read more »

Needle Stick at State Prison

Hello,I work at a State Prison and after walking into a cellblock I found 2 inmates using tattooing with a homemade tattoo machine. I took it from them and about 20 seconds later I accidently poked myself with the needle at the end of the tattoo...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Your risk from a poke that may not have penetrated the skin and did not bleed or leave any mark would be so remote that it is essentially nonexistent. However, this is still a potential work-related injury, so you should report it, have the... Read more »
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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 is busting some myths about life behind bars and raising questions about... Read more »

hiv in prison

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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 CDC Report follows Washington Post article)

By David Brown
Washington... 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 at a place that provides HIV healthcare and there has been talk about... Read more »

HISPANIC HIV LOOKING FOR A HIV WOMEN

Posted by Anonymous
HI, MY NAME IS HUMBERTO FROM MASTIC BEACH IN LONG ISLAND . I AM LOOKING FOR A WOMEN WHO UNDERSTANDS THE EMOTIONAL AND FELLING OF SOMEONE WHO IS LIVING WITH HIV AND IS NOT AFFRAID TO HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE. WHO ALSO LIKES MOVIES,... Read more »