Best Practices for Most Vulnerable Populations: Transgender People, Adolescents, and the Recently Incarcerated
"As we think about the care cascade, we can't even test people [for HIV] to diagnose them if we can't get them in the door to a health care setting," one clinician said.
People in jail, who are often in the system for less time than those in prison, often receive little to no hepatitis C screening or treatment. One provider works to change this in Massachusetts.
An in-depth update on what we know about HCV risk, symptoms, screening, outcomes, and treatment (including financial barriers).
But other research links prisons themselves to mental health challenges and infectious disease outbreaks.
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.
Two models, one from Washington State and another from Los Angeles County, can be duplicated elsewhere to get people into care, experts say.
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.
Curt G. Beckwith, M.D., and Sugi Min, his mentee, discuss their clinical research focused on improving the diagnosis, treatment, and longitudinal care of HIV infection among substance users, particularly those in the criminal justice system.
A presentation at the recent conference of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC 2018) looked at the use of video consultations and remote diagnostics in prisons to deliver high-quality health care.
It is estimated that one-third of Americans with hepatitis C pass through the criminal justice system each year.