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Ignorance About HIV Is Not an Excuse to Be Disrespectful Img

Ignorance About HIV Is Not an Excuse to Be Disrespectful

Tim Hinkhouse discusses his life with HIV in prison, and the need to constantly educate his fellow prisoners and prison staff about the realities of his status.

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Through Blogging, HIV-Positive People Can Have a Platform to Be Heard and Understood

"We still need people who have the passion to create avenues so our HIV-affected friends and families can hear our voices on a large scale," Tim Hinkhouse writes.

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Despite Advances on the Outside, Life for Women With HIV in Prison Remains Risky

The rates of HIV among incarcerated women are higher than those of their non-incarcerated counterparts. In many prisons, information about HIV is scarce and gaps in treatment are common.

24 Years Ago, I Was Arrested for Having HIV and Unprotected Sex and Failing to Disclose: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img

24 Years Ago, I Was Arrested for Having HIV and Unprotected Sex and Failing to Disclose: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

"This is 288 months of my life," Tim Hinkhouse writes. "In some cases, that's more than someone who took a life on purpose."

We're Failing Our HIV-Positive Prisoners -- and, With Them, All African Americans Img

We're Failing Our HIV-Positive Prisoners -- and, With Them, All African Americans

"If we are ever going to have an HIV-free generation, we must work to keep those who are most vulnerable from falling through society's cracks," writes George M. Johnson.

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AIDS Activist Brian Carmichael Reflects on Prison Health Care Then and Now

Over his 30 years in and out of America's penal system, HIV-positive activist Brian Carmichael has seen some of the best and worst of what prison health care has to offer.

'Out of Flames and Fear': How People With HIV Forced California to Reform HIV Care in Prisons Img

'Out of Flames and Fear': How People With HIV Forced California to Reform HIV Care in Prisons

25 years later, Brian Carmichael says, "I don't regret anything we did there or all the trouble it caused us. My time at Vacaville showed me what one person, or a small group, can do."

High Rates of Imprisonment Affect African-American Community's HIV Rates Img

High Rates of Imprisonment Affect African-American Community's HIV Rates

Imprisonment disproportionately affects people of color, and people who experience confinement are more likely to live with HIV. These conditions contribute to higher HIV rates among African Americans, experts say.

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How Does Incarceration Impact the Spread of HIV?

Cycling in and out of jails contributes to the spread of HIV. Meds can keep risk of transmission low behind bars -- but risk increase upon release, when people face barriers to care and may no longer be virally suppressed.

Seeking Clemency From an HIV Criminalization Sentence: When Has Time Been Served? A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img

Seeking Clemency From an HIV Criminalization Sentence: When Has Time Been Served? A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

With over 30 years still left of his sentence for "attempted murder," Tim Hinkhouse wonders if medical advances in HIV treatment and his personal growth while in prison should make him eligible for clemency.