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Maryland: Hepatitis Epidemic Looms in Prisons

Maryland prison and health officials say a looming hepatitis C epidemic will be a bigger and potentially more expensive health crisis than HIV/AIDS, but they still do not have a comprehensive policy in place to address it.

Officials do not have an a...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

HIV Cases Soaring in Maryland's Prisons

Maryland had the second-highest percentage of HIV-positive prisoners in the nation in 2000 and the problem is growing, according to a recent US Department of Justice report. Of the state's more than 23,200 prisoners, 4.3 percent -- 998 inmates -- wer...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

HCV in Corrections: Frontline or Backwater?

Nationally, hepatitis C virus (HCV) outstrips HIV by about 10 to 1 in sheer numbers of inmates infected. Even so, controversy and confusion surround the management of HCV in correctional settings, while HIV testing and treatment is now relatively rou...

By Rebecca Nerenberg, B.A., Managing Editor, _HEPP News_, Michael Wong, M.D., Harvard Medical School, Anne S. De Groot, M.D. and Michael Wong for Brown Medical School

Human Papillomavirus Infections in Incarcerated Women

The factors associated with the development of lower genital tract neoplasia (cancers) are directly related to lifestyle, poverty, sexual risk taking behaviors, and access to health care. Historically it has been observed that women who have multiple...

By Annekathryn Goodman, M.D., Associate Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital for Brown Medical School

HIV 101: Diagnosis of Neuropathy in HIV-Positive Prison Inmates

Neurologic disease is frequently associated with HIV infection. Both the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS) may be affected. The causes of neurological disease are various: autoimmune reactions due to immune disregul...

By Nicholas J. Capozzoli, M.D., D.A.B.P.N. for Brown Medical School

Spotlight: Telemedicine in Clinical Practice

Telemedicine was introduced in the U.S. in the late 1950s using the limited technology of the time, and despite enormous technological advances that have made remote real-time audiovisual communication, examination, and robotically controlled surgica...

By David Paar, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, HIV Care/TDCJ Correctional Managed Care for Brown Medical School