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NCJ Number: 227765 Find in a Library
Title: Qualitative Exploration of HIV/AIDS Health Care Services in Indian Prisons
Journal: Journal of Correctional Health Care  Volume:15  Issue:3  Dated:July 2009  Pages:179-189
Author(s): Sayantani Guin M.Phil., M.A.
Date Published: July 2009
Page Count: 11
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study explored the state of healthcare services for HIV-positive prison inmates in India, including prevention interventions provided by correctional facilities.
Abstract: The major areas of concern which emerged from the analyzed data included: high-risk behavior among prisoners, inadequate access to healthcare services for HIV-positive inmates, and lack of HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Several suggestions emerged from the study as ways to facilitate access to better healthcare to inmates having HIV/AIDS, including collaboration of the prison department with the National AIDS Control Program. In India, basic medical care is available in all prisons according to the state prison manuals. Although all of the mechanisms seemed to be in place, there was still a huge gap in the provision of basic healthcare of inmates. This study entailed a qualitative inquiry to explore the HIV/AIDS healthcare services being provided by the correctional system in India and aimed at finding a larger healthcare intervention for inmates with HIV/AIDS in Indian prisons. The state of healthcare services with regard to HIV/AIDS was examined in three correctional facilities in Maharashtra state in India. Table, note, and references
Main Term(s): Inmate health care
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; Correctional facilities; Foreign correctional facilities; Foreign correctional systems; HIV antibody test; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS); India
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