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HIV in Prisons and Jails

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HIV or Cancer

my friend in prison was recently tested for hep and hiv his blood work came back pos for hep c his lymph reading is 52.3 and his polys is lo 34.4 he is concerned that the prison is hiding a diagnoses to avoid paying for treatment. I have a copy of...
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
...If you have the results, then what was the result of the HIV test? You cannot tell from the lymphocyte or poly counts whether someone has HIV infection or not. I assume they did a HCV antibody 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 »

should 13 and 15 year old boys be tested?

I have had legal guardianship of my two nephews since 1997. My sister ended up in jail for drugs. I did not find out until just recently that she was tested for HIV while in prison and tested positive in 1997. Her boys are now 13 and 15 and are...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...levels and thus did not suffer from a lot of immune damage.Check with your doc, but there is almost no reason to hold off on testing, and a few reasons to go ahead and have them tested.I am sorry to hear that your sister is suffering from such... Read more »

U.S. propsed manditiory testing

just wondering what your opinions are on the newly proposed manditory testing for hiv. being hiv+ i am finding it difficult to form an opinion on this matter. one though t is that knowing your status and treatment is the best defense north america...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...the OFFERING of testing to persons 13-64 years of age who present for medical care. In addition, written informed consent for HIV testing and lengthly pre-test counseling have been removed as these - as well intended as they are - proved to be... Read more »
Articles
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

...provision that would allow inmates to opt out of testing. Waters included the opt-out provision to address concerns from some HIV/AIDS advocates who say they oppose mandatory testing because of issues associated with confidentiality and stigma,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Black Religious Leaders, Public Health Officials in North Carolina Urge HIV Testing for Prison Inmates

...Disease Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv .... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Georgia Senate Passes Bill Requiring HIV Testing Among Prison Inmates Prior to Release

...Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv . The ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tenn. Lawmaker Proposes Bill That Would Require HIV Testing Among Prison Inmates Prior to Release

...52 ) that would require HIV tests for prison inmates before their release as part of a larger plan to address the spread of HIV/AIDS in the state, WSMV.com reports. According to Gilmore, the plan will focus on blacks, who comprise 64% of new... 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 Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...testing is useful; 41 (47%) of 88 HIV seroconverters were identified during the 2 years in which annual testing was offered. Prison HIV testing programs allow inmates to learn their HIV status and, if not infected, to learn protective behaviors... 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 Read more »

Interesting news story on man with HIV?

Posted by RPH
...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 Tuesday to life in prison for knowingly exposing another... Read more »