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  • Russia's HIV Epidemic Starts In Its Prisons

    Russia is home to the world's most explosive HIV epidemic, with an estimated 1.2 million infections accounting for 55 percent of the total number in Europe.

    15 July 2014 | The Moscow Times
  • WHO: People most at risk of HIV are not getting the health services they need

    Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups – men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns WHO.

    11 July 2014 | WHO press release
  • Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations

    In this new consolidated guidelines document on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, the World Health Organization brings together all existing guidance relevant to five key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers and transgender people – and updates selected guidance and recommendations.

    11 July 2014 | World Health Organization
  • To curb hepatitis C, test and treat inmates

    The nation's oversized prison population provides an opportunity to battle the US hepatitis C epidemic because inmates have a high prevalence of infection and are readily reachable for testing and treatment, argue authors of a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine. One in six inmates is infected and one in three infected Americans ends up locked up for at least a little time in their lives.

    15 May 2014 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Chris Grayling accused of obstructing prison sex inquiry

    Chris Grayling was facing questions over his record as lord chancellor today, after sources told Politics.co.uk he appeared to personally intervene in a prison sex inquiry.

    30 April 2014 | Politics.co.uk
  • 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
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