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How Many People In Prisons Have Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

...Jails Prisoners With HIV Infection HIV Care for Prisoners Improving Your HIV Treatment Risk Factors While Incarcerated What Happens When HIV-Positive Prisoners Are Released? HIV and Correctional Settings People with HIV sometimes have to spend time in a jail or prison. Jails are usually operated by counties. Prisons are state or federal institutions. The rate of HIV among prisoners is 5 to 7 times that of the...
Ask the Experts

Laws of Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS, 2010) (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV 2010)

Hey Dr. Bob,It's great to see you've been doing this forum for all these years. Exactly how long have you been doing this. Anyway, keep up the fantastic work. Now to why I'm writting to you. No concerns nor worries here but just a bit of curiousity....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Exposure" law, which makes it a felony (punishable by up to eight years in the slammer) for an HIVer to "willfully expose" another person to HIV via unprotected sex. See below for additional details.Personally, I'm adamantly opposed to all... Read more »

HIV dementia & CNS infection

My niece has been estranged from my family for over 30 years and I decided to try to track her down last year. I was able to easily as she had recently gotten arrested and was in jail. We corresponded during the past 18 months and my husband and I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...regimen should lead to improvement with the dementia. I worked for many years as the psychiatrist in a nursing facility for people with AIDS. We had a number of patients who came into the facility with advanced AIDS and dementia, usually due to... 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
...sex and/or disclose their HIV status to sexual partners. It is also an important public health priority for everyone to take personal responsibility, whether they know their HIV status or not, to ensure that HIV and other STDs are not... Read more »

HIV Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS 2009)

Hey Doc..it's me Alabama Gal.....hope you are doing well! I am adjusting to new meds-yuck.I just read where someone asked you if it was necessary to disclose their HIV status (while using condoms etc for safe-er sex) in a state that has disclosure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...disclosure. I dont think its enough to say that its "better " to disclose before. I think it morally and ethically mandatory. A persons right to privacy does not outweigh the value of a human life. I have oft heard you say that Knowledge is... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malaysian Government Seeks to Impose Prison Terms, Fines on HIV-Positive People Who Donate Blood, Deputy PM Says

... The Malaysian government is planning to imprison and fine HIV-positive people who are aware of their status when they donate blood, Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday, the AP/ China Post Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Use and HIV Transmission Risk Behaviors Among Individuals Who Are HIV Infected and Were Recently Released From Jail

...and the lack of community medical care. According to the authors: "Suboptimal HAART use while in the community compromises the personal health of ex-offenders and may increase HIV transmission, including transmission of drug-resistant strains.... Read more »
The Body PRO

Declining Concentration of HIV in Correctional Facilities, but 20 Percent of HIV-Infected People in the U.S. Have Been in a Correctional Facility

...is probably around 150,000. The prevalence of HIV is 1.7 percent in jails and prisons. So that's a pretty high percentage of persons. The majority of people going through jails and prisons are not HIV infected. Sometimes if people have watched... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Treatment in U.S. Jails and Prisons

...services of a prison or jail belong to separate entities, with distinct departments and reporting structures -- that is, the same person who is primarily responsible for keeping you locked up should not also be responsible for compassionately... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV in prisons

Posted by curious_about, 3 Replies
...testing in prisons. I know some states have it. I can think of some problems with this rule but maybe it could be good for people to know if they are positive?? Any thoughts appreciated. Read more »

HIV In Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...And the nonconsensual category included 13 men who traded sex for money, food or cigarettes, along with seven reports of rape. People [accept the] media portrayals of prison rape, says the CDCs Patrick Sullivan, PhD, a study coauthor who is an... Read more »

interesting news story of man with HIV?

Posted by RPH
...ago. "It's not an immediate death sentence," said assistant prosecutor Kathleen Fisher, "but that's what he's done to these people, his victims." A 29-year-old woman who contracted HIV in the mid-1990s after having sex with Sykes testified at the... Read more »

Interesting news story of man with HIV?

Posted by RPH
...ago. "It's not an immediate death sentence," said assistant prosecutor Kathleen Fisher, "but that's what he's done to these people, his victims." A 29-year-old woman who contracted HIV in the mid-1990s after having sex with Sykes testified at the... Read more »