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NCJ Number: 147898 Find in a Library
Title: MEXICAN PRISONS AND AIDS: WILL MEXICO FOLLOW THE PATH OF THE UNITED STATES?
Journal: International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice  Volume:17  Issue:1/2  Dated:(Spring/Fall 1993)  Pages:261-271
Author(s): J M Olivero; K I Smith; G Mounce; A Morgado
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 11
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article uses the AIDS experience in United States prisons as a comparative framework for examining the issue of AIDS in Mexican correctional centers.
Abstract: Inmates from three Mexican prison sites were surveyed as to their knowledge of AIDS and AIDS transmission. The majority of the inmates sampled were aware of the primary means of transmission--male homosexual sex and illegal intravenous (IV) drug use. There are low levels of IV drug users and male homosexuals and bisexuals in the prisons surveyed. Low levels of homosexual conduct may be attributed to Mexico's universal practice of allowing conjugal visits, and Mexico therefore may not have to concern itself with the spread of AIDS behind prison walls as is the case in the United States. However, Mexico may need to concern itself with testing prostitutes who ply their trade in Mexican prisons. Tables, endnotes, references
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; Foreign corrections statistics; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS); Statistics
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