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HIV in Prisons and Jails

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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, Read more »

hiv treatment in prisons

i am in a prison in texas.i was just diagnosed on jan.16th, how can i get treatment in prison when they say that they can not afford it?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine care when confined in prison. The prison system has the responsibility to provide medical care, including treatment for HIV infection and AIDS. If you are not getting treatment, you are entitled to appeal to the appropriate health... 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
...She most certainly has AIDS. Her symptoms are consistent with HIV-associated dementia, which qualifies her for a diagnosis of AIDS.One question is whether Read more »

Diagnosed with AIDS

My brother is in prison and was recently diagnosed with AIDS. His CD4 count was 50 and his viral load was 2million. Does he still have a good chance of survival once he is one medication or has he received a death sentance? Our family is trying to...
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
...He has AIDS and yes, starting HIV meds can reverse the damage HIV has caused and increase the CD4 count up to a point where he is no longer in danger of developing Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Fresh Start Grant to Help Ex-Prisoners Get HIV/AIDS Care

...reintegrated into society. With the help of a $1.6 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, AIDS Services of Austin is offering ex-prisoners education, street outreach, counseling and HIV testing. The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Link Between Prisons, HIV/AIDS Prevalence Among African Americans

...The New York Times on Friday examined the link between high incarceration rates and HIV/AIDS prevalence among African Americans, a "complex domestic issue" that has proved to be a "continuing struggle" in the effort to Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: State Finally Outlines Prison HIV/AIDS Plan

...project doctors, two full-time counselors and a project dietitian. Annexed to the affidavit was an outline of a comprehensive HIV/AIDS management program, as well as list of 114 prisoners who are already receiving treatment. Back to other news... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Taiwan Segregates HIV/AIDS Prisoners to Curb Spread of AIDS in Jails

... In order to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS in jails, Taiwan is segregating HIV-positive prisoners into special wards, an official said Wednesday. "We are building separate Read more »
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hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infected before they arrived, the study found. Over a 17-year period, 88 men became infected in prison by the virus that causes AIDS, chiefly through same-sex intercourse. Georgia prisons currently house about 45,000 men. The study, published... Read more »

Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...all Americans. The NAACP considers health as a civil rights issue, and is committed to serving as a leader in addressing HIV/AIDS. Under direction from the Religious Affairs and Health Committees of the national Board of Directors, HIV/AIDS... 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 Read more »

Hotlines Services Supervisor NYC

Posted by Anonymous
...Supervisor Description: Hotline Services Supervisor needed to supervise prison hotline and follow-up services for prisoners with HIV/AIDS. Minimum AA with expert knowledge of the prison system and HIV/AIDS. Bilingual (Spanish) Fax cover... Read more »