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IDCR, a forum for correctional problem solving, targets correctional administrators and HIV/AIDS and hepatitis care providers including physicians, nurses, outreach workers, and case managers. Continuing Medical Education credits are provided by Medical Education Collaborative to physicians who accurately respond to the questions on the last page of the newsletter.

The editorial board and contributors to IDCR include national and regional correctional professionals, selected on the basis of their experience with HIV and hepatitis care in the correctional setting and their familiarity with current HIV and hepatitis treatment. We encourage submissions, feedback, and correspondence from our readership.

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Mental Health 101: Management of Depression in an HIV-Infected Patient

Selection of a First Line Antidepressant MedicationClick to enlargeIDCR-o-Gram: HIV and Major DepressionClick to enlarge

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Case Studies: Mental Health Case Series

Case #1: Management of Depression in the HIV-Infected Patient

A 46 year-old African-American male co-infected with HIV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) presents for his routine medical appointment. Incarcerated for the past three years, he often reports ...

By Jeffrey Watts, M.D. for Brown Medical School
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Incarcerated People

Depression in the HIV-Infected Inmate


Mental illness is common among HIV-infected individuals. Outpatient studies of un-incarcerated HIV-infected patients reveal a prevalence as high as 54% for Axis I psychiatric disorders (major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia ...

By Andrew F. Angelino, M.D., and Glenn J. Treisman, M.D., Ph.D. for Brown Medical School
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IDCR-o-Gram: Management of Occupational Exposuresi to Blood or Body Fluidsii

CDC. Updated U.S. public health service guidelines for the management of occupational exposures to HBV, HCV and HIV and recommendations for postexposure prophylaxis. MMWR. 2001; 50(RR11):1-42.

CDC. Appendix B. Management of occupational blood expo...

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Incarcerated People

Letter From the Editors: Correctional HIV Health Care Back in the News

Dear Correctional Colleagues:

Correctional health care is back in the news this month. Last month, the California prison system went into receivership over concerns about HIV care. This month, the Limestone prison in Alabama was on the front page of...

By D. Thomas, M.D., J.D., and Anne S. De Groot, M.D. for Brown Medical School
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Elements of Hand Washing and General Steps for Cleaning Ice Machines, Dispensers, Storage Chests

Elements of Hand Washing

Rationale for Hand Hygiene

Risks of transmission of microorganisms to patients

Risks of health care worker colonization or infection caused by organisms acquired from the patient

Morbidity, mortality and costs associated ...

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Incarcerated People

Infection Control in the Correctional Setting: Hand Washing, Food Handling, Machine Usage and Waste Handling

The crowded conditions that exist in most jails and prisons create an ideal environment for the transmission of contagious diseases. Limited availability of clean laundry, soap and water increase the probability that infectious diseases will be trans...

By Joseph Bick, M.D., for Brown Medical School
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Incarcerated People

HIV Infection Among Women in Prison: Considerations for Care

HIV Has a Woman's Face

According to Nelson Mandela, who spoke about the disproportionate burden of HIV infection on women at a recent event in South Africa, the world wide epidemic of HIV is taking on the face of a woman.1 Due to their status in soc...

By Anne S. De Groot, M.D. and Susan Cu Uvin, M.D. for Brown Medical School
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Ask the Expert: Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV) in an Inmate With HIV


A 34 year old, HIV-infected Puerto Rican male inmate presents at intake with a complaint of a swollen right inguinal lymph node. He states that 2 months ago he noticed a swelling in the right groin which gradually increased in size from that of...

By Steven Scheibel, M.D. for Brown Medical School
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Psychiatric and HIV Medication Interactions

CategoryNNRTIsNRTIsPIsSSRIsProzac increases levels of Rescriptor 50%NPDProzac may lead to increased effects of Norvir, but no dose adjustment of Norvir is needed when used in combination. Norvir increases levels of Prozac, Luvox, Paxil, and Zoloft.TC...

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