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Hiv Statistics In Prison

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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 »

Wondering (DISCLOSING HIV STATUS, 2010)

Hello Dr. Frascino,I have a friend who is HIV+. He tells me since he has become positive, he always uses protection. The other night we were talking and I asked him about his sex life since becoming positive. He told me he still gets some. But when...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...stigmatization. Perhaps even more important is that given the lack of awareness of -- and in some cases frank bias against -- HIV/AIDS, HIV transmission and HIVers among some police, prosecutors, judges and correctional institutions, the criminal... 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
...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 authorities and, if... 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 »
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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

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

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

...HIV-positive prisoners into special wards, an official said Wednesday. "We are building separate wards for HIV/AIDS convicts in six prisons, and have begun moving these prisoners to those wards," said Hung Chien-chung of the Correction Department... 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 of man with HIV?

Posted by RPH
...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 »