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Declining Concentration of HIV in Correctional Facilities, but 20 Percent of HIV-Infected People in the U.S. Have Been in a Correctional Facility

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet two of these impressive HIV researchers and read their explanation of a study they presented at CROI 2009.


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Russia: AIDS Treatment Hard to Get Behind Bars

With a shortage of physicians, poor patient education, and institutional barriers to medical releases, few incarcerated people with HIV/AIDS in Russia receive treatment, experts say.

Russia has about 42,000 inmates with HIV/AIDS in prisons and jails...

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HIV/AIDS Cases Among State and Federal Prison Inmates Fell for the Sixth Straight Year During 2005

Washington -- There were 22,480 state and federal inmates who were HIV infected or had confirmed AIDS on Dec. 31, 2005, which was a decrease from 22,936 at the end of 2004, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reported today. T...

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High Number of HIV Cases Found Among Female Inmates in Washington, D.C.

A high number of HIV cases has been detected among female inmates in the Washington, D.C., jail, according to data released recently by the district Department of Health as part of a summary of its six-month campaign encouraging district residents to...

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Spotlight: Interventions to Reduce HIV and STD Transmission Risk Behaviors Following Prison Release -- A Conversation With Dr. Richard Wolitski

The results of the START Study, a randomized controlled trial of interventions to reduce HIV/STD risk behaviors among 522 young men being released from prison in four states (California, Mississippi, Rhode Island and Wisconsin), were recently publish...

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Alabama: Limestone Prison AIDS Inmates Cite Improvements Since Suit

Inmates in the Limestone Prison AIDS unit report conditions there have improved since 2002, when the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) sued the Alabama prison system and prison health care provider NaphCare alleging poor medical care. Under the...

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HIV Transmission Among Male Inmates in a State Prison System -- Georgia, 1992-2005

The estimated prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is nearly five times higher for incarcerated populations (2.0%)1 than for the general U.S. population (0.43%).2 In 1988, the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) initiated ma...

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Most HIV-Positive Male Inmates Don't Get Infected in Prison, Report Finds

About 91% of HIV-positive men incarcerated in Georgia's prisons last fall were living with the virus before they were imprisoned, according to the April 21 issue of CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the Washington Post reports (Brown, Wash...

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New York City Takes Steps to Improve Care for HIV-Positive Inmates

On Thursday, city health officials introduced a new computerized medical screening process for inmates arriving at New York City jails. With the move to digitized intake forms, inmates are assigned an identification number that remains the same from ...

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The HIV Merry-Go-Round

My name is Ismael. I'm 44 years old and am incarcerated at the Marcy Correctional Facility in New York. When I was told that I was HIV-positive, at Rikers Island in 1990, I was in denial. It was like I was in a dream I couldn't wake up from. I kept i...