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Ask the Expert: Case Study -- Newly Admitted Patient With a Penile Lesion

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A 27-year-old male presents to the prison infirmary with penile pain. He reports having had the pain for the past three days, ever since accidentally catching part of the skin of his penis in his pants zipper. The patient reports previous good ...

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Report Blasts Unsafe Conditions at Alabama HIV Prison Unit

A report filed on August 26 in a federal lawsuit against the Alabama Department of Corrections and Birmingham-based Naphcare Inc. alleges that conditions at Alabama's Limestone prison's HIV unit are unsafe for prisoners and staff. Naphcare Inc. is th...

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UNAIDS Report Focuses on HIV, TB in Prisons

A UNAIDS "Best Practice" report noted that prisons are ideal environments for HIV transmission, since they are often overcrowded, filled with violence, tension, and fear, and boring. "Release from these tensions, and from the boredom of prison life, ...

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Pennsylvania Prison System to Cut Number of Inmates Receiving Treatment for Hepatitis C

Pennsylvania prisons this fall will treat about 75% fewer inmates for hepatitis C than they currently treat but will provide more targeted care for hepatitis C patients who are most likely to benefit from treatment, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports....

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Ask the Expert: Case Study -- 38-Year-Old Woman With Persistent Flu-Like Symptoms

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A 38-year-old woman presents to the prison infirmary with flu-like complaints consisting of myalgias, abdominal pain, and nausea. Her medical history is significant for Class A2 HIV disease. She has had no HIV-related illnesses except for chron...

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A Correctional Perspective on SARS

The sudden global emergence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) has sickened over 8,000 individuals, crippled health care delivery, and has had a devastating impact on the economy. The causative agent, a novel Coronavirus, is not previously k...

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Juvenile Offenders at High Risk of HIV: Study

Children and teens in the U.S. juvenile system report high rates of behaviors that put them at risk of HIV/AIDS, according to a survey released Wednesday. The study of juvenile detainees in Chicago found that nearly all had, at some point, put themse...

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Case Study: 36-Year-Old Male With Hepatitis C and HIV Infection

_A 36-year-old bisexual male with B3 HIV disease is expected to be incarcerated for nine months. On intake, the CD4 lymphocyte cell count is 542 cells/mm (31%), up from a nadir of 240 (17%), with an HIV bDNA 1 reported that between 6% and 19% (depen...

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Developing a Systematic Approach to Hepatitis C for Correctional Systems: Controversies and Emerging Consensus

Introduction Impact of Disease Screening Evaluation Treatment Patients With Psychiatric Illness and/or History of Substance Abuse Cost Conclusion Footnotes

Introduction

As guidelines for the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of ...

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HEPP Report: Inside News

CDC Issues Health Alert for SARS NY Lawmakers Push for Oversight of Inmates' Health HHS Announces Contracts to Develop "Safer" Smallpox Vaccines Prisoners Not Entitled to Hepatitis Treatment, Court Rules HIV Serostatus Affects Rearrest Rate...