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HIV in Prisons and Jails

HIV and Correctional Settings Health Care in Prisons and 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...
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jail time or mental hospital for nondisclosure

Hello If an hiv person doesnt disclose their hiv before having sex would that hiv person go to jail with hard criminals like murders and rapest? What if the hiv person suffered from schizophenia would they be sent to a mental hospital to serve their...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Much depends on local laws. In many places such non-disclosure is a crime. DW... 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, then the glove to the earring, and then an hour later to you... Read more »

Hepatitis C in jail

Hello there. I am taking the time to ask you a question for my brothers well being. He got out of jail 6 months ago and when he came over(not to be gross lol) I remember his face was full of zits that he had been picking at, and was problly like...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
HCV is mainly transmitted through injection drug use and uncommonly through unprotected sex. HCV is uncommonly transmitted through medical procedures. Transmission through blood is a very rare event now with testing of the blood supply with very... Read more »

KS and time frame of HIV infection?

I was wondering if you had any idea of the time frame between initial HIV infection and the appearance of Karposis Sarcoma? Is this a later symptom of the disease or does it occur early on?Thank you very much and I appreciate the assistance you are...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Kaposi's sarcoma can occur at ANY time during the course of HIV infection. There is NO magic CD4 count number, above which one is safe from KS. This is quite different than say PCP pneumonia (which typically occurs when CD4 < 200) or CMV... Read more »
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Time between infection and the CBC to show low WBC and Lymphocytes numbers

Posted by CharlieTrotter, 1 Reply
Hi

I'm an individual that has frequented commercial sex workers over the past couple of years (in between girlfriends). Each and every time I have used a condom. The best of my knowledge, none of the condoms have ever broken.

In July I had a CBC,... Read more »

Brits convict man of infecting friend with HIV

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
'Far from being the humane, cultured man he liked to portray himself as, he was some kind of psychopath'

CLAIR SMITH
The Scotsman February 7, 2007
IT WAS an idyllic weekend of camping by the banks of the river. A group of friends, French, Chilean,... Read more »

HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »

Fear of HIV Infection is a major disease

Posted by GaryNPA, 3 Replies
I have been posting on this board in an attempt to help folks for a long time now. Person after person after person has a low risk exposure, experiences guilt and anxiety - then loses sleep and runs down their body - and then gets ill all over... Read more »