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NCJ Number: 169733 Find in a Library
Title: Management of HIV Disease in the Correctional Setting: A Review of the U.S. Experience and Recommendations for the Prison Service of England and Wales
Author(s): A Gomme
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 68
Sponsoring Agency: Commonwealth Fund
New York, NY 10021
Sale Source: Commonwealth Fund
One East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: HIV disease and AIDS in correctional facilities and the community were studied, with emphasis on successful and unsuccessful prevention and control strategies in the United States and their implications for the correctional system of England and Wales.
Abstract: Information was collected by means of a literature review, site visits to two city jails and State prisons in nine States. The analysis focused on correctional education programs related to AIDS prevention, methods of inmate health care delivery, housing systems for inmates who were HIV-positive, the relationship of HIV status to access to inmate programs, links with the community, and the policy on HIV testing. Findings supported several recommendations for the Prison Service of England and Wales. Recommended actions include establishing a clear policy and a multidisciplinary committee to address HIV disease, annual training for inmates and correctional personnel, integrated housing and programming, a blind seroprevalence study with a true random sample to determine the extent of HIV disease among inmates, the availability of voluntary testing for all inmates, and inmate drug treatment upon request. Additional recommendations and 25 references
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV education; AIDS/HIV prevention; AIDS/HIV testing policies; Corrections management; England; United States of America; Wales
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