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  • US: State and Federal Prisons See a Drastic Drop in HIV Rates

    The estimated number of state and federal prisoners known to be HIV-positive is at its lowest since 1991, according to a report called "HIV in Prisons, 2015," released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

    04 September 2017 | HIV Plus
  • Substantial fall in Hepatitis C rates in Canberra's jail with new treatments

    Justice Minister Shane Rattenbury on Friday released new figures showing how new drugs for the virus had helped reduce the number of Hepatitis C-positive inmates from 30% of the prison population in 2010 down to just three per cent this year.

    31 July 2017 | The Canberra Times
  • WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

    New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected.

    23 March 2017 | World Health Organization
  • Tuberculosis deaths fall in Europe

    The number of people developing and dying from tuberculosis (TB) is falling in Europe, but among the most vulnerable - including migrants, prisoners and people who are HIV positive - there have been worrying increases, data showed on Monday.

    21 March 2017 | Reuters
  • ‘Significant success’ in reducing TB and HIV/Aids in SA’s prisons

    Data presented at a five-day stakeholder meeting shows ‘significant success in screening and treatment for tuberculosis in Free State, Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal prisons.

    16 March 2017 | Medical Brief
  • Researchers examine how drug policy impacts HIV vulnerability among African-Americans

    Although HIV rates are higher among the African American community compared to the White population, research shows that engagement in risky behaviors does not fully account for these differences.According to the model, two main factors -- disproportionate drug-arrests and sentencing of African American communities -- lead to pathways of HIV vulnerability.

    21 November 2016 | EurekAlert
  • How Does Incarceration Impact the Spread of HIV?

    The authors estimate that, of the approximately 10.2 million people incarcerated on any given day, 3.8 percent (or 389,000 people) are living with HIV. In the United States, prisons in Florida, Maryland and New York have higher rates of HIV prevalence than any country outside sub-Saharan Africa.

    11 October 2016 | TheBody.com
  • Prisoners pose biggest risk for HIV infection rates in the EECA

    Prisoners are likely to be the primary risk group for HIV infections in Eastern Europe in the next 15 years, researchers from the University of Bristol have found. Their study was published as part of series in the Lancet on HIV and related infections in prisoners, which was also presented at this month's International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.

    26 July 2016 | University of Bristol
  • South Africa: All HIV Positive Inmates to Receive Treatment

    All HIV positive inmates in South Africa's correctional centres will from September this year receive life-saving antiretroviral drugs, irrespective of their CD4 count.

    22 July 2016 | AllAfrica
  • AIDS 2016 focuses on impact of legal and policy barriers to HIV services for groups at greatest risk of infection

    In an official press conference today at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, researchers and community representatives discussed the impact of discriminatory laws and policies in many parts of the world that hinder access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care for the populations most at risk of HIV infection – men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and prisoners.

    18 July 2016 | AIDS 2016
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