Among the four studies we highlight this week is a distressing reminder of how much work remains to link HIV-positive inmates to proper HIV care once they're released.
The recent approval of a less expensive drug that generally cures hepatitis C in just eight weeks may make it easier for more insurers and correctional facilities to expand treatment.
"Like it or not, if we are ever going to eliminate hepatitis C, we are going to have to test and treat prisoners," Alan Franciscus writes.
Measures of prison release, inequality and poverty were independently associated with higher HIV prevalence, in a study presented at IDWeek 2016.
"Jail and prison officials often say the high cost of HCV management and treatment forces them to create guidelines so those with the greatest degree disease progression get care first," Matthew Zielske writes. "Such actions lead to rationing which r...
A study of state departments of correction concludes that prisoners are not receiving vital hepatitis C treatment due to extremely high drug costs.
Inmates Living With HIV Need Comprehensive Support to Ensure Continuity of Care After Release, Correctional Health Expert Says
Without discharge planning for HIV treatment and "life's competing priorities," formerly imprisoned people may not be able to stay on HIV meds, risking drug resistance or transmission, explains Barry Zack, M.P.H.
Condoms have been found to reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, in most every setting in which they have been introduced and studied. Some people in prison and jails have sex. Despite facts 1 and 2...
This article was reported by Healio.
Healio reported on a study of HIV treatment of prison inmates. Jaimie, P. Meyer, MD, of the infectious diseases section of Yale School of Medicine, and colleagues evaluated HIV viral suppression, defined as HIV-1...
On September 4, Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Kim Thomas said that the department would no longer segregate HIV-positive inmates at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women and that this policy would extend to male inmates in 2014. The ch...