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Spread Of Hiv In Prison Due To Overcrowding

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

...therapy are the same (see Fact Sheet 404 ): reduce viral load as much as possible for as long as possible restore or preserve the immune system improve the patient's quality of life reduce sickness and death due to HIV HIV treatment in prisons and jails is influenced by many factors, including: Prior treatment history Current viral load (see Fact Sheet 125 ) and CD4 (see Fact Sheet 124 ) levels ...
Ask the Experts

Wondering (DISCLOSING HIV STATUS, 2010)

Hello Dr. Frascino,I have a friend who is HIV+. He tells me since he has become positive, he always uses protection. The other night we were talking and I asked him about his sex life since becoming positive. He told me he still gets some. But when...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...disincentivizing HIV testing and knowing one's status; spreading misinformation about HIV-transmission risk (the Texas guy in jail for 35 years for spitting at a cop is a good example); increased discrimination against HIVers; and invasion of... Read more »

Laws of Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS, 2010) (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV 2010)

Hey Dr. Bob,It's great to see you've been doing this forum for all these years. Exactly how long have you been doing this. Anyway, keep up the fantastic work. Now to why I'm writting to you. No concerns nor worries here but just a bit of curiousity....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...but Im not so naive to think one will not eventually break or slip..ie: I now face a similar situation and possible exposure due to a condom slip where once again, someone lied and on pressing them I find out they are positive. With all the other... Read more »

HIV Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS 2009)

Hey Doc..it's me Alabama Gal.....hope you are doing well! I am adjusting to new meds-yuck.I just read where someone asked you if it was necessary to disclose their HIV status (while using condoms etc for safe-er sex) in a state that has disclosure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I knew my risk was greater than heterosexual males. I have always done my best to be safe. But recently I was exposed to HIV due to a condom break with a couple who after the fact (after asking 3 times in fact)disclosed that they were HIV poz.... Read more »

Response to the following post I just read (CRIMINALIZING HIV NON-DISCLOSURE, 2009)

HiI often read this site and I have a lot of respect for it but feel the need to write in regards to the below conversation. I really think its wrong that you say that people shouldnt be prosecuted for the transmission of HIV. I think it should be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...accountable for purposely infecting you. However, as I noted below, cases like yours in which someone intentionally transmits HIV are extremely rare. That doesn't mean it never happens, but rather that it very rarely occurs. When it does, it's a... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Overcrowding in Russian Prison System Facilitates Spread of Tuberculosis, HIV, Report Says

...facilities. More than 86,000 of Russia's 877,000 inmates -- about one in 10 -- have TB, according to data released in January. Due to inadequate treatment, about 30% of those inmates have developed or been infected with drug-resistant forms of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prisoners in Mozambique at an Increased Risk of HIV/AIDS, Officials Say

...Monday at the opening of a National Seminar on Prison Health, AIM/AllAfrica.com reports. Levy said that HIV prevalence inside prisons is between two and 50 times higher than that among the general population, which "presents significant... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tanzania Bans Condom Supply for Congested Prisons' Inmates

...has failed to implement the UN Standard Rules for the treatment of prisoners. The rise in crime has resulted in overcrowding jails, and the government cannot mobilize enough money to build more prisons, he said. Tanzania has the capacity for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN News Examines Spread of HIV, TB in Cameroon's Prisons

... IRIN News on Tuesday examined the spread of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Cameroonian prisons, which is a serious concern, according to IRIN News. The HIV-prevalence rate at New Bell prison in the city of Douala increased Read more »
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interesting news story about man with HIV?

Posted by RPH, 2 Replies
...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 »

interesting news story of man with HIV?

Posted by RPH, 7 Replies
...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 »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...condoms are considered contraband (4). Condoms are provided to some inmates in state prisons in Mississippi and Vermont and jails in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and the District of Columbia (4). A recent survey in a large... Read more »

organ donor had hiv in window period

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
...HIV transmission through organ transplants since 1986. It's also the first ever known instance in which one organ donor has spread hepatitis C and HIV at the same time, said Dr. Matt Kuehnert of the federal Centers for Disease Control and... Read more »