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Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

Summary Introduction Correctional Populations Health Care in the Correctional System Risk Factors for Viral Hepatitis Transmission Among Incarcerated Persons Epidemiology and Outcome of Infection With Hepatitis Viruses Preventing and Co...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...