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This Week in HIV Research: One Step at a Time

June 13, 2019: Integrated stepped alcohol treatment in HIV clinics; cytokines, inflammation, and heart risk; impact of CCR5 gene editing on lifespan; the costs of "test and treat" for hepatitis C.

Researchers Crave More Data on HIV Care Continuum Programs for Recently Incarcerated People Img

Researchers Crave More Data on HIV Care Continuum Programs for Recently Incarcerated People

Sixteen years after the success of Project START for HIV risk reduction, we still don't know what works best for helping people with HIV stay in care after prison.

PHAT Life: Effective HIV Intervention for Youth in the Criminal Justice System Img

PHAT Life: Effective HIV Intervention for Youth in the Criminal Justice System

A group risk-reduction intervention to promote knowledge about HIV/AIDS, positive coping, and problem-solving skills for high-risk teens in the juvenile justice system showed great potential for reducing sexual risk-taking.

HIV Among Incarcerated Populations in the United States Img

HIV Among Incarcerated Populations in the United States

A summary of key facts and statistics about HIV in correctional settings.

Condoms in U.S. Prisons: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2014 Img

Condoms in U.S. Prisons: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2014

Some facts:

Condoms have been found to reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, in most every setting in which they have been introduced and studied. Some people in prison and jails have sex. Despite facts 1 and 2...

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California Senate OKs Condom Handout in California Prisons to Cut Disease, Despite Ban on Sex Behind Bars

The California Senate recently approved Assembly Member Rob Bonta's (D-Oakland) bill to provide condoms in adult prisons, even though the law bans sex while imprisoned. The bill was meant to prevent transmission of HIV, hepatitis C, and other disease...

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Ex-Offenders at High Risk of Contracting Sexually Transmitted Infection After Release

Researchers at Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute investigated the relationship between individuals released from the justice system and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), using existing justice system and publi...

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Illinois: Fighting HIV Among Inmates

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding its first initiative to fight HIV in correctional facilities with $50 million in grants over the next five years.

The research grants, awarded by the NIH's National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), w...

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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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Q&A: Dr. Joseph Richardson, Expert in Health-Risk Reduction Among Youth Offenders

Joseph Richardson, Ph.D., is on the front lines of the war to save young Black men. An expert on at-risk Black males, Dr. Richardson, an assistant professor of African American studies at the University of Maryland, spends most weekdays in the classr...