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To Understand Challenges Black Men With HIV Face on Re-Entry From Prisons, an Intersectional Approach Is Needed, Study Shows

There are multiple reasons why re-entry into communities from prison for black men with HIV is a difficult proposition, according to a recent study.

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This Week in HIV Research: How Discrimination Feeds Cigarette Use

Tobacco use and HIV discrimination; enhancing viral suppression after prison with naltrexone; asymptomatic myocardial impairment during acute HIV infection; undetectability and yellow fever vaccine efficacy.

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HIV Among Incarcerated Populations in the United States

A summary of key facts and statistics about HIV in correctional settings.

Alabama: Ruling Soon on Isolation of Inmates With HIV Img

Alabama: Ruling Soon on Isolation of Inmates With HIV

Upon being incarcerated in Alabama, all prisoners are tested for HIV. Those who test positive must wear white plastic armbands identifying them as infected. They're also not allowed to work in the cafeteria or transfer near family.

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Michigan Lifts Ban on HIV-Positive Inmates Serving Food; South Carolina Inmate Segregation Comes Under Fire

The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) has lifted its 11-year-long ban on HIV-positive inmates serving food, according to a report in The Michigan Messenger. Food service is considered one of the highest-paid and most-coveted jobs in the state...

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South Carolina Prison Chief: Lawsuit Coming Over HIV Inmates

The U.S. Department of Justice may sue South Carolina over a policy that segregates HIV-positive state inmates, the director of the state Department of Corrections (DOC) said Tuesday during a meeting of the governor's Cabinet. Jon Ozmint said the DOJ...

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Mississippi Stops Segregating Prisoners With HIV

Jackson -- The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) has agreed to end the segregation of prisoners with HIV, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said today. This longstanding discriminatory policy, reversed after ...

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New York: Denial of Prisoner's Hepatitis Treatment "Cruel and Unusual," Court Says

A recent ruling by a New York panel of judges said prison officials' denial of medical treatment for a Sing Sing inmate with hepatitis C amounted to "cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment." Four judges of the state Supreme...

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Report Reveals Disturbing Truth of Dangerous and Extremely Poor Conditions for HIV and AIDS Prisoners

Harvest, Ala. -- On Wednesday, Dr. Stephen Tabet, MD, MPH, an infectious disease specialist, released a detailed 125-page report addressing a large number of deaths and "substandard" medical care provided to HIV and AIDS infected male prisoners confi...