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NCJ Number: 156657 Find in a Library
Title: Transmission of HIV: Exploring Some Misconceptions Related to Criminal Justice
Journal: CJPR  Volume:4  Issue:4  Dated:(December 1990)  Pages:288-305
Author(s): M Blumberg
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 18
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined epidemiology and dynamics of HIV transmission as they related to the criminal justice system, in order to challenge misconceptions that have dominated the policy debate in this area.
Abstract: A review of the available research demonstrates that persons who work in the criminal justice system face a low risk of being infected with HIV through assaults from HIV-positive offenders; that female prostitutes rarely transmit HIV to their male customers; that the risk of HIV infection is minimal for most female rape victims; that the rate of HIV transmission in prisons is probably lower than commonly believed; and that many intravenous drug users have modified their high-risk behaviors in response to the threat of HIV transmission. These findings have implications for sentencing decisions and correctional management decisions. 19 notes and 59 references
Main Term(s): Drug-abusing inmates
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; AIDS/HIV transmission
Note: DCC
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