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How Do You Get Aids In Prison

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HIV in Prisons and Jails

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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 »

Diagnosed with AIDS

My brother is in prison and was recently diagnosed with AIDS. His CD4 count was 50 and his viral load was 2million. Does he still have a good chance of survival once he is one medication or has he received a death sentance? Our family is trying to...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...He has AIDS and yes, starting HIV meds can reverse the damage HIV has caused and increase the CD4 count up to a point where he is no longer in danger of developing Read more »

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 »

Cabability of AIDS sufferers

Hypothetically if prisoners who had full blown AIDs were pardoned from their sentences, would they have the life span/strength to continue to commit crimes. How physically weak are full blown AIDS patients, is there a biological point where they are...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Many if not most patients with AIDS on treatment in the US regain much of their health and feel reasonably good. Their life expectancy is steadily increasing with Read more »
Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Congresswoman Waters Introduces the Stop AIDS in Prison Act

... Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) re-introduced the Stop AIDS in Prison Act (H.R. 1429) today. She announced the introduction of this bill at the Congressional Summit on the Effects of HIV and Incarceration Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia: Fury Over Release of AIDS Prisoners

...Several nongovernmental HIV/AIDS organizations in Zambia have criticized its government for releasing, without treating, prisoners with HIV/AIDS before their sentence was completed. But one ethicist said the practice could be considered a humane... 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 for HIV/AIDS convicts in six prisons, and Read more »
National Minority AIDS Council

Congresswoman Waters Urges Senate to Pass the Stop AIDS in Prison Act for all inmates and comprehensive treatment for those inmates who test positive. "AIDS is spreading in our nation's jails and prisons. In 2005, the Department of Justice reported that the rate of confirmed AIDS cases in prisons was... 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 »

Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...nonprofit civil rights organization. With its long history and deep rootsover 2000 local branches, youth and college chapters, and prison chapters in 50 states and approximately 250,000 membersthe NAACP has played a critical leadership role in... Read more »