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Title: AIDS: Improving the Response of the Correctional System, 2nd Edition
Author(s): A T Laszlo; M B Ayres
Corporate Author: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 131
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Corrections
Washington, DC 20534
National Institute of Justice/
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National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic raises some very serious issues for the criminal justice system. This document was prepared to update corrections officials on medical and legal developments surrounding HIV disease and AIDS.
Abstract: Background on HIV infection and AIDS is provided as well as a brief history of the disease in the United States. Overviews are provided of the medical and legal issues involved, and infectious disease control procedures are outlined. The bulk of the document is devoted to providing guidelines for: (1) criminal justice and medical personnel; (2) responding and arresting officers; (3) intake officers and intake medical personnel; (4) correctional officers; (5) jail administrators; (6) medical and mental health personnel; (7) court personnel; and (8) training staff and inmates. A glossary, a bibliography, and an additional reading list are provided. Appendixes provide a sample infectious disease control policy, sample condom distribution procedures, and an HIV antibody testing consent form. 8 figures and 103 notes
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; AIDS/HIV workplace policies/programs
Index Term(s): Inmate health care; Medicolegal considerations; Rights of AIDS patients
Note: See NCJ-103102 for 1st edition
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