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  NCJ Number: NCJ 213897     Find in a Library
  Title: HIV in Prisons, 2004
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  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: 11/2006
  Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This bulletin reports the number of female and male prisoners who were HIV positive or AIDS active, the number of AIDS-related deaths in State and Federal prisons, a profile of those inmates who died, and a comparison of AIDS rates for the general and prisoner populations.
  Abstract: This annual bulletin uses yearend 2004 data from the National Prisoner Statistics and the Deaths in Custody series. Supplemental information from the 2004 Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities is provided in this report, including estimates of HIV infection among prison inmates by age, gender, race, Hispanic origin, education, marital status, current offense, and selected risk factors such as prior drug use. Highlights include the following: (1) between 2003 and 2004 the number of HIV-positive prisoners decreased 2.6 percent; (2) during 2004, 20 States reported a decrease in the number of HIV-positive prisoners, and 24 States and the Federal system reported an increase; and (3) rate of AIDS-related deaths in State prisons decreased in 2004. Tables
  Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities
  Index Term(s): Inmate statistics ; Corrections statistics ; Inmate health ; Inmate health care ; Inmate fatalities ; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) ; HIV antibody test ; Communicable diseases ; Death and dying ; Special needs offenders
  Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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