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How Many Inmates Have Contracted Hiv While Incarcerated

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Female Trouble: Studies Look at the Factors That Lead Women to HIV and Incarceration

"Well, I'm 36 years old, I'm an African American woman in prison, I'm HIV-positive, and my favorite color is purple." For the past year I have been conducting a study of women like this one, interviewing them about their lives and their risk... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and Incarcerated Women

"The first woman that died on September 6, 1999, I had seen this woman running around for months. She had pieces of Tampax and Kleenex stuffed up in her nose to stop the flow of blood. Her stomach (she was a little skinny woman) looked like a... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Need information for HIV inmate.

I came across The Body website while searching for information to send my nephew who was just diagnosed with HIV 04/06. He is in Nevada State Prison and information is extremely limited. There is so much info but non pertains to someone in the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Auntie M,I'm sorry to hear about your nephew; I'm personally not familiar with the Nevada Department of Corrections system, so I'll have to speak only in general terms.The key issues with someone in his situation is related to... Read more »

Inmate Infected

I am in jail in Arizona. They did blood work shortly after I was arrested, because I knew I was already infected. That was in Feb.. I just received my results. My CD4 is 218 and my VL is 11,000. Sorry, they did not give me the %. They said it...
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
Well your numbers are at a point where HIV treatment is recommended. There is no emergency but you do need to get started, as there is likely to have been a further decline in CD4 count in the last 3 months. In addition, you probably need to start... Read more »


My Husband was diagnosed with AIDS(CD4 count below 200)in June of 1999. He was put on sustiva/combivir. He had several breaks in taking the medication. Partially in part to use of Crack Cocaine. While maintaining a CD4 count above 200. Just...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
Without drug resistance test results and viral load and CD4 data, it is very difficult to answer these questions. Clearly the weight loss is not a good sign, but it is difficult to determine whether this is a result of diet, drug toxicity, or... Read more »

Told no HIV inmates allowed

This actually happened to me and I was wondering if this is actually legal. I was arrested for resisting arrest. When we arrived at the local police station. When the guard was informed that I was HIV+. He replied that they do not accept HIV+...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear writer,Thank you for writing in. I am disturbed by your narrative and urge you to contact the ACLU or civil rights organization to learn about your rights and remedies. I have included the link to the ACLU below.It is generally not lawful to... Read more »
Connect With Others

7/12, New York, NY: Criminalization, Incarceration & HIV

Posted by bartleby
Criminalization, Incarceration & HIV
Thursday, July 12
New York, NY

Incarceration and re-entry are difficult experiences. Family issues, emotional and physical health, housing and employment all present challenges for individuals involved in the... Read more »

Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »

Contracting HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If a person has AIDS and affected another person, will that other person have AIDS or will he/she be HIV+?

Me and my ex-boyfriend broke up about 2 years ago. I haven't spoken to him since we broke up. 2 weeks ago, he contacts me and we've been... Read more »

My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 2 Replies
Hi there,

I have a had a fear of AIDS for the past 6 years. So bad that I could not study for my final exams. this fear is not due to unprotected casual sex or needles, Ive only had one partner in my life.I once had bad acne on my chest and back, and... Read more »