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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.

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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.

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HIV Care in the Correctional Setting

HIV Care in the Correctional SettingThere is a saying in correctional health care: When you have seen one correctional system… you've seen one correctional system. The delivery of health care in jails and prisons varies widely from state to state, wi...

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Depression in the HIV-Infected Inmate


Mental illness is common among HIV-infected individuals. Outpatient studies of un-incarcerated HIV-infected patients reveal a prevalence as high as 54% for Axis I psychiatric disorders (major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia ...

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It Takes a Community: The Challenges of Discharge Planning for HIV-Positive Prisoners

Meeting the needs of people with HIV released from state prisons is challenging to say the least, and becomes further complicated when they face other health complications such as chronic hepatitis C, mental illness, and chemical dependency.

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Prison Health = Public Health: HIV Care in New York State Prisons

"The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons."

-- Fyodor Dostoevsky

There is a public health emergency in New York State prisons. Infection rates of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are 8 to 10 times higher in pri...

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HIV Care in U.S. Prisons: The Potential and Challenge

Historically, HIV-positive individuals with mental health disorders or substance abuse problems, or who are members of racial and ethnic minorities, have experienced difficulties accessing HIV health care and treatment and achieving successful outcom...

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HIV Infection Among Women in Prison: Considerations for Care

HIV Has a Woman's Face

According to Nelson Mandela, who spoke about the disproportionate burden of HIV infection on women at a recent event in South Africa, the world wide epidemic of HIV is taking on the face of a woman.1 Due to their status in soc...

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Ask the Expert: Case Study -- End-of-Life Care for Inmate With AIDS and Widely Metastatic Lung Cancer

A 52 year-old African-American male inmate with Class B2 AIDS (CD4 cell count 421, HIV RNA 5,790) was diagnosed with widely metastatic non-small cell carcinoma of the lung. He is currently taking multivitamins, citalopram (Celexa), and doxepin. He is...

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Providing Palliative Care for Incarcerated Patients

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Introduction Pain and Symptom Management Nociceptive and Neuropathic Pain Administering Analgesics Mitigating Analgesic Side Effects Challenges in Correctional Settings Solutions Palliative Care Settings Staff Commi...