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NCJ Number: 148582 Find in a Library
Title: HIV/AIDS in Prisons: Summary Report and Recommendations of the Expert Committee on Aids and Prisons
Corporate Author: Expert Cmtte on AIDS and Prisons
Ethics Ctre for Medicine, Ethics and Law
Project Director: R Jurgens
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 106
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Correctional Service
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P9, Canada
Expert Cmtte on AIDS and Prisons
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W9, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 0-662-60278-1
Sale Source: Canada Correctional Service
Medical and Health Care Services
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Bldg
340 Laurier Avenue W
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P9,
Type: Survey
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of an expert committee appointed by the Canadian government to review laws, policies, and other issues related to HIV infection and AIDS and by drug abuse in federal correctional institutions.
Abstract: The committee identified 14 major issues, including seroprevalence studies, HIV testing, offender medical information, housing and activities, educational programs, AIDS prevention, protective measures for staff, inmate medical services, and others. Recommended actions include making voluntary HIV antibody testing readily available to inmates, a review of procedures to ensure the confidentiality of medical information, the housing of HIV-positive inmates in the general inmate population, education of all inmates through written information and educational sessions, drug education, access to methods of preventing the sexual transmission of infectious diseases, the removal of consensual sexual activity from the list of institutional offenses, and making household bleach available to inmates as a general disinfectant. Additional recommendations. For the full report, see NCJ-148584.
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention; AIDS/HIV workplace policies/programs; Canada; Corrections in foreign countries; Crime prevention planning
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