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How Do You Get Aids In Prison

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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 have begun moving these... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike in South Africa

Today, 242 HIV-positive inmates of Durban's Westville Prison launched a three-day hunger strike to pressure officials for free HIV treatment. The action comes after months of discussion failed to surmount bureaucratic obstacles to treating the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alabama: Study Says Segregating HIV and AIDS Prisoners Costly

A new study finds that Alabama's cash-strapped, overcrowded prison system could save up to almost $400,000 per year if it discontinued separating inmates with HIV/AIDS from other prisoners. The study, "Excluding Alabama State Prisoners with HIV/AIDS... 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 »

Do Prisoners have a right to health care?

My son is incarcerated in a Florida Prison, he was diagnose with HIV in 2009,and was given Atripla, last night when came time for his medication, Atripla was not given to him, they refused to give him his dose (on Wednesday April 3, 2013). My son...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer, Thank you for writing with this important submission. The United States Supreme Court has held that under the 8th Amendment of the Constitution, the government is obligated to provide adequate health care to prisoners. Prisoners with... 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 improved treatments.... Read more »
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hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

HIV Articles

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 »

My boyfriend was sentenced to a year in prison

Posted by Anonymous
My former lover has been sentenced to one year in prison for
violation of his probation. He was specifically barred from
consuming alcohol, but was drinking and abusive while we were
together. I had to testify to this at his hearing, and it killed
me... 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 is busting some myths about life behind bars and raising questions about... Read more »