HIV Epidemiology

Incarcerated People

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Massachusetts Prisons Change HIV Medicine Procedure

The Boston Globe: "Massachusetts prisons have changed how they dispense medication to inmates infected with HIV in a calculated effort to discourage them from taking life-saving drugs that cost the state millions of dollars a year, according to a fed...

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Prevalence and Correlates of Trichomonas Vaginalis Infection Among Female U.S. Federal Prison Inmates

Previous studies have noted Trichomonas vaginalis prevalence rates of 22 percent to 47 percent among women entering U.S. jails and state prisons. The authors of the current report sought to determine prevalence of the STD among inmates in two female-...

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Sexual Practices and Dental Dam Use Among Women Prisoners -- A Mixed Methods Study

For more than a decade, dental dams have been distributed to protect female inmates against HIV and STDs in some Canadian and Australian prisons. The authors noted, "However, we do not know whether they serve any useful public health purpose." They u...

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The Forgotten Epidemics: HIV and HCV in Prisons, Pre-Trial Detention, and Other Closed Settings

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For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance.

Rates of HIV and HCV in prisons, pre-trial detention centers and other closed settings are much high...

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The Down Low vs. the Lockdown

"A just society would not accept that prisons are necessarily brutal environments. If the prison as an institution is proven to be intrinsically and inevitably violent, then the necessary course of action is to change the institution. Therefore, poli...

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The Reverend Doris Green

The Reverend Doris GreenTo look at the Reverend Doris Green today, with her perfectly pulled-together, casual chic elegance, her big, friendly smile and bubbling laughter, her utter respectability as a community advocate, you would never guess she ha...

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I Smile Now

I Smile NowThat lesson about not judging a book by its cover was once again reaffirmed as I shook hands with Arick Buckles. I couldn't imagine that the slight, neat, nicely-dressed man I saw before me could ever have been a drug addict and petty crim...

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Study Finds U.S. Prison System Falls Short in Treating Drug Addiction

Almost a quarter of a million individuals addicted to heroin are incarcerated in the United States each year. However, many prison systems across the country still do not offer medical treatment for heroin and opiate addiction, despite the demonstrat...

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The Impact of Incarceration Upon Adherence to HIV Treatment Among HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users: A Qualitative Study

"HIV-positive injection drug users (IDU) often do not derive the full benefits of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Among IDU, recent incarceration has been associated with discontinuation of HAART for non-clinical reasons," explained the...

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Majority of Ex-Inmates in Texas Delay HIV Treatment, Study Finds

A majority of HIV-positive prison inmates in Texas do not fill their prescriptions in an appropriate amount of time after release, creating a threat to public health, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Ass...