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Hw 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...
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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 »

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
...mandate, you have a universal moral obligation to advise your sexual contact of your HIV-positive status. Don't you wish the person who infected you had shared their HIV-status information with you before you had sex? Dr. Bob Iam a working boy... Read more »

Marriage and HIV

My husband and I have been monogomous for 17 years. I recently contracted and have been diagnosed with HIV. I work in a prison and was somehow exposed at work. I never used iv drugs or had a blood transfusion nor have I had a sexual partner other...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You should pursue the issue further at work. You make a very good case for occupational exposure and your employer needs to provide appropriate compensation, including medical care and mental healthcare. You and your husband will need some time to... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...Hormone Therapy Sex Reassignment Surgery and HIV Optimizing Health Care Conclusion Selected Sources Transgender persons illuminate the complex interplay of social and biological factors that determine gender identity (an... Read more »
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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 prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...protection methods during sex, and 38% recommended making condoms available in prisons. Providing condoms to sexually active persons is an integral part of HIV prevention interventions outside prisons. However, in most prison and jail settings,... 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 on 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 »