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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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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 »

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 »

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 »

Newest HIV Info

Dr Bob,Not a question, just a thanks. I am a new hiv rn coordinator.I find myself looking to your forum for insight and answers to questions that i can share with my hiv+ clients. You certainly bring deep insight and delightful humor to my day....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello New HIV RN Coordinator,Thanks for helping to disseminate sound factual advice about the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Thanks also for smiling at my admittedly twisted sense of humor!Be well.Dr. Bob... 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-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 »

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 »

Priests, seminarians routinely tested for HIV

Posted by Anonymous
When are priests or seminarians routinely tested for human immunodeficiency virus?...

Military, Job Corps, prisoners are also tested routinely for human immunodeficiency virus. Read more »