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Prison And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails Prisons and Jails Medical care in a prison or jail depends on the local facility. In general, prisoners do not receive health care that meets public health standards. Each year, many Americans with chronic diseases are jailed. This includes: about 25% of HIV-infected Americans 33% of those infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV, see Fact Sheet 507 ) 40% of Americans with active tuberculosis (see Fact Sheet 518 ) Among...
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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
...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 authorities and, if... 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, Read more »

missed medication for four days

i was in jail for four days. i told them i was hiv pos they did not give me my meds for four days. will my body build immunity? i am worried.i was feeling great before now i feel so exhausted and keep catching colds.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HIV care in our prison system leaves much to be desired! Your experience demonstrates that the officials involved are tragically 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 or not she was regularly taking her Read more »
Human Rights Watch

Mississippi Stops Segregating Prisoners With HIV

...marginalization, and low-custody prisoners have been forced unnecessarily to serve their sentences in more violent, more expensive prisons. The change in policy will enable prisoners with HIV to participate in jobs, training programs, and other... Read more »
American Civil Liberties Union

Alabama Department of Corrections Ends Ban of Prisoners With HIV From Work Release

...Civil Liberties Union, Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) officials this week ended a longstanding ban of prisoners with HIV from participating in the state's work release program. The ACLU and other advocates have long argued that the ban... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prison HIV Rate "Soars"

...In Namibia, the number of prison inmates infected with HIV soared from 80 in 1997 to 383 at the end of last year, said Prisons and Correctional Services Permanent-Secretary Mbeuta Ua- Ndjarakana. This figure means that almost 10 percent of the... Read more »
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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 Read more »

HIV In Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...with 68 serving sentences during the same 15 years without picking up the virus. Here are some of the myths debunked: Myth #1: Prisons are a breeding ground for HIV. HIV transmission is not rare in prison, but neither is it rampant, says... Read more »

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 »

Interesting news story of man with HIV?

Posted by RPH
...Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Exposing Woman to HIV Wednesday, June 13, 2007 ST. JOSEPH, Missouri A man who spent five years in jail for exposing sexual partners to HIV was sentenced Read more »