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Prison Hiv Testing

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Texas AG Abbott Rules That State Law Permits Prison Officials to Mandate HIV Testing Among State Prisoners

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) on Thursday ruled that state law permits the Texas Board of Criminal Justice to mandate HIV testing among inmates upon entry to state prisons, the Houston Chronicle reports (Babineck, Houston Chronicle ,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rep. Waters Introduces Bill That Would Require Federal Prisons to Provide HIV Tests for Inmates, Allow Inmates to Opt Out

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) last week introduced a bill (HR 6038 ) that would require federal prisons to provide HIV tests for inmates at the beginning and end of their incarcerations, The Hill reports. The bill includes a provision that would... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rep. Waters Introduces Bill That Would Require Federal Prisons to Provide Inmates With HIV Testing, Treatment, Counseling

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) recently introduced a bill (HR 1943 ) that would require federal prisons to provide inmates with HIV tests at the beginning and end of their incarcerations, CQ HealthBeat reports. The bill also would require federal... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Occupational Exposure...In Prison?

Hi Dr. Bob,I have a question that's sort of a spin on the occupational exposure issue. Usually it seems that transmission of HIV through occupational exposure means needlesticks/contact with blood in a medical setting. My question is, do you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Stacie,You can be a forensic psychologist without placing yourself at risk for bodily harm or HIV infection. However, if you are drawn to the study of "violent behavior" and yet are "terrified of everything," you really need... 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
You are entitled to proper health 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... Read more »

Prison Officer Assault

First off, thankyou in anticipation for answering my question.I am a serving prison officer in the UK and was recently assaulted by an inmate who threw his excrement and urine over me, some of which I ingested. The inmate's medical record has...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is unlikely that you are at risk for infection with HIV in the unfortunate incident you describe. Only trace amounts of HIV can be detected in urine and feces. Transmission through feces or urine is only possible if blood is present.RMK... Read more »

Needle Stick at State Prison

Hello,I work at a State Prison and after walking into a cellblock I found 2 inmates using tattooing with a homemade tattoo machine. I took it from them and about 20 seconds later I accidently poked myself with the needle at the end of the tattoo...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Your risk from a poke that may not have penetrated the skin and did not bleed or leave any mark would be so remote that it is essentially nonexistent. However, this is still a potential work-related injury, so you should report it, have 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 at a place that provides HIV healthcare and there has been talk about... Read more »

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 »

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 »