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NCJ Number: NCJ 205333     Find in a Library
Title: HIV in Prisons and Jails, 2002
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Laura M. Maruschak
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2004
Page Count: 11
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report provides the number of HIV-positive and active AIDS cases among State and Federal prisoners at yearend 2002.
Abstract: HIV in Prisons and Jails provides the number of HIV-positive and active AIDS cases among State and Federal prisoners at yearend 2002. This annual bulletin reports the number of AIDS-related deaths in prisons, a profile of those inmates who died, the number of female and male prisoners with AIDS, and a comparison of AIDS rates for the general and prisoner populations. Based on the 2002 Survey of Inmates in Local Jails, the report provides estimates of HIV infection among jail inmates by age, gender, race, Hispanic origin, education, marital status, and by current offense and selected risk factors such as prior drug use. Also included is information on AIDS-related deaths among jail inmates. Highlights of this report include the following: (1) between 1998 and 2002 the number of HIV-positive prisoners decreased about 7 percent, while the overall prison population grew almost 11 percent; (2) at yearend 2002, 3.0 percent of all female State prison inmates were HIV-positive, compared to 1.9 percent of males; and (3) in 2002, the overall rate of confirmed AIDS in the prison population (0.48 percent) was nearly three and a half times the rate in the United States general population (0.14 percent). Tables
Main Term(s): Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS)
Index Term(s): Inmate statistics ; Corrections statistics ; Jail statistics ; Inmate health care ; AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities ; HIV antibody test ; Communicable diseases
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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