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NCJ Number: 154920 Find in a Library
Title: AIDS: A Bad Way To Die
Corporate Author: Taconic Correctional Facility
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: Taconic Correctional Facility
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
Sale Source: Taconic Correctional Facility
250 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This video consists of interviews with three inmate AIDS patients at the Taconic Correctional Facility; interviews focus on the symptoms and progress of the disease and patients' attitudes toward their plight.
Abstract: Two of the patients were bed-ridden at the times of the interviews. One is still ambulatory. Symptoms noted by the patients are their weight loss and weakness. Other symptoms pertain to the particular illnesses which have inflicted them due to their weakened immune system. In one patient, sores from a cancerous condition are visible. Another patient with respiratory problems is receiving oxygen. All of the patients advise against the risky behaviors that led to their HIV infection. Apparently, in all cases the HIV was transmitted through IV drug use. The patients advise viewers to avoid drug use and other behaviors that place them at risk for the HIV infection. They bemoan the devastating consequences of the behaviors that led to their infection. The video notes the dates when the inmates interviewed subsequently died.
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV education; AIDS/HIV prevention; AIDS/HIV transmission
Note: Color VHS video, 15 minutes
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