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Spread Of Hiv In Prison

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

House Approves Bill That Aims to Reduce Spread of HIV in Prisons

The House on Tuesday passed a bill (H.R. 1429 ) by voice vote that aims to reduce the spread of HIV in federal prisons, CQ Today reports. Under the bill, sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the Federal Bureau of Prisons would be required... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Call for Free Condoms to Combat Spread of HIV in Prisons

On Monday, the Prison Reform and National AIDS trusts released a report finding significant gaps in efforts to control already high rates of HIV and hepatitis C among inmates throughout the UK prison system. Though rates of hepatitis C and HIV are... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pakistani Narcotics Ministry, U.N. Working to Reduce Drug Use, Spread of HIV in Prisons

Pakistan's Ministry of Narcotics Control and Anti-Narcotics Force in collaboration with the United Nations' Office on Drugs and Crime are launching a three-year, $497,000 project to help combat HIV/AIDS and drug use in four prisons in the country,... Read more »
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Spreading HIV Intentionally

Dear Mr. Sowadsky, I heard some rumors that in my country there are some people who was diagnosed HIV positive intentionally spread their virus to other people in public places. I heard that they use needles to transmit the virus and the victim are...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.In many places, purposely spreading HIV (sexually or otherwise) is a crime. If a person does this, they could very well end up in jail or prison. Inorder for a person to spread HIV to others through needles, their... 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 »

FOLLOW UP HIV SPREAD FROM FOOD PREPARED BY HIV+ person

Thank you for responding to my question "HIV SPREAD FROM FOOD PREPARED BY HIV+ person" yesterday. I do appreciate and value your time. The situation is actually my child who ate a hot dog handled by a person that got the blood on the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
When we discuss HIV transmission we always have to discuss broad possibilities. In an abstract sense what you need to transmit HIV is virus and an opening for it to get into the body. Yes, both of these were potentially present in the circumstance... Read more »

HIV SPREAD FROM FOOD PREPARED BY HIV+ person

Can you get HIV if the person preparing your food got blood on your sandwich and you ate it right away??? This is of great concern to me. Please help me PLEASE! I donate money often...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
HIV is not easily tranmitted through the GI tract...that is eating food. Even the rates with oral sex have been too low to quantify accurately. I would not consider this to be a high risk situation. Best,JoePS I would answer the same even if you... Read more »
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hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

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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

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 Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

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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 »

Why does HIV continue to spread?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I saw a report on my local TV station that said that HIV continues to spread in American cities. Why aren't young people heeding the message and using condoms? Is unprotected sex worth a life time of being on toxic drugs? Read more »