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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.

Published
15 July 2014
From
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.

Published
11 July 2014
From
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.

Published
11 July 2014
From
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.

Published
15 May 2014
From
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.

Published
30 April 2014
From
Politics.co.uk
Implementation of a comprehensive harm reduction programme curtailed the HIV epidemic among people who inject drugs in Taiwan

Implementation of a comprehensive harm reduction programme successfully contained the HIV epidemic among people who inject drugs in Taiwan, investigators report in PLOS Medicine. The availability of

Published
28 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
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.

Published
02 April 2014
From
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.

Published
01 April 2014
From
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.

Published
25 March 2014
From
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.

Published
10 February 2014
From
Institiute for War & Peace Reporting
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