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  • How ACA affects vulnerable Americans living with HIV/AIDS

    A series of papers recently published examines how the Affordable Care Act could affect two sectors of the most vulnerable Americans -- those living with HIV/AIDS and people who have recently cycled through jail.

    02 April 2014 | Science Daily
  • HIV treatment while incarcerated helped prisoners achieve viral suppression

    Treating inmates for the human immunodeficiency virus while they were incarcerated in Connecticut helped a majority of them achieve viral suppression by the time they were released.

    01 April 2014 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Should Prisoners Get Expensive Hepatitis C Drugs?

    If used widely, a new generation of antiviral drugs has the potential to wipe out the deadly hepatitis C virus in the United States. But the high price of the drugs might prevent their use in prisons, which house as many as one-third of those who are infected.

    25 March 2014 | Stateline
  • Georgia Launches Programme to Curb Hepatitis

    Under a nationwide programme which Georgia’s government has launched to tackle hepatitis C, 10,000 people will become eligible for subsidised medicines, and treatment will be free in the prison system, where the disease is common.

    10 February 2014 | Institiute for War & Peace Reporting
  • Containing infection in Zambian prisons

    Developing countries face numerous challenges, with health care and services key among them, and it is often the most vulnerable – such as prison inmates – among an already disadvantaged population who suffer most and have the least access to preventive and curative care.

    10 February 2014 | The Age
  • BC study calls for needle exchange, HIV treatment for inmates

    Needle-exchange programs and increased access to HIV treatment are essential to curb infection rates among Canadian prisoners, says the lead author of a new study calling for immediate action.

    17 December 2013 | The Globe and Mail
  • HIV care in Immigration Removal Centres

    We surveyed Immigration Removal Centres (IRC) and HIV clinics local to these IRCs about the treatment and care of HIV positive detainees. There is significant variation in how IRC healthcare teams approach HIV treatment and care, even where two IRCs are co-located and share the same local HIV clinic. This shows that the challenges of the IRC setting can be overcome and patients can receive their right to an equivalent level of HIV care as the NHS provides to the general public.

    16 December 2013 | NAT
  • HIV test for new inmates may not yield new diagnoses, says study

    More than 90 percent of HIV-infected inmates entering prison in North Carolina had previously tested positive for the virus, according to a study published in the November 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

    28 November 2013 | News Medical Net
  • New Funding for South African Grants Will Target Key Populations

    According to the GAC, the new funding will target the following key populations: (a) low socio-economic populations; (b) victims of gender based violence; (c) sex workers; (d) men who have sex with men, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders and intersex; (e) prisoners; (f) people living with MDR-TB; (g) miners and adjoining communities; (h) uncircumcised men; and (i) youth.

    22 September 2013 | Global Fund Observer
  • ALABAMA: Alabama to Stop Segregating HIV-Positive Inmates

    On September 4, Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Kim Thomas said that the department would no longer segregate HIV-positive inmates at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women and that this policy would extend to male inmates in 2014.

    12 September 2013 | CDC National Prevention Information Network
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