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Prison needle programs touted to reduce HIV and Hep C

Researchers hope new government's "evidence-based" outlook will open door for safe injection programs in Canadian jails.

Published
03 February 2016
From
Toronto Star
Hepatitis C prevention, control efforts should focus on incarcerated individuals

More than one in nine people with hepatitis C in Canada spend time in a correctional facility each year and researchers said this presents a unique opportunity to focus hepatitis C prevention and control efforts in incarcerated populations.

Published
17 December 2015
From
EurekAlert (press release)
Why Are So Many Black Women Dying of AIDS?

Higher incarceration rates among black males explain the lion’s share of the black-white disparity in AIDS infection rates among both men and women.

Published
15 December 2015
From
New York Times
Hepatitis C screening of prison inmates would benefit wider community, be cost-effective

The benefits of screening prison inmates for infection with the hepatitis C virus and treating those who test positive for the infection would extend far beyond the prison population.

Published
24 November 2015
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
How do we maximise global HIV treatment access? IAPAC Care Continuum Guidelines make recommendations

IAPAC, the International Association of Practitioners in AIDS Care, has issued a set of guidelines that aims to establish a common set of best practices to ensure

Published
09 November 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Europe’s response to HIV: ECDC reports identify key areas for action

In a set of reports published today, ECDC gives an overview on how European countries have been responding to the HIV epidemic since 2004 based on the commitments as outlined in the Dublin Declaration on Partnership to Fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia.

Published
15 September 2015
From
ECDC
Botswana prisons: Foreign inmates win case for free HIV treatment

Botswana's court of appeal has upheld a ruling that foreign prisoners should receive free treatment for HIV/Aids, rights lawyers say.

Published
28 August 2015
From
BBC
The missing link in new US AIDS strategy

President Barack Obama has announced a National HIV/AIDS strategy designed to carry the country’s policy through to 2020. The updated policy, positive in many ways, lacks one crucial element: the criminal justice system’s role in fueling HIV and AIDS.

Published
20 August 2015
From
The Hill
Hepatitis cases responsible for 93% of prison disease reports

The increase in reports reflects significant improvements in testing for hepatitis and other blood borne viruses (BBV) in prisons, which in a major change is moving from an ‘opt-in’ to an ‘opt-out’ policy to help reduce transmissions.

Published
16 June 2015
From
Public Health England press release
Prisoners Sue Massachusetts for Withholding Hepatitis C Drugs

In the latest example of how the high price tags for hepatitis C drugs are limiting use in some of the most infected populations, two inmates in Massachusetts state prisons have filed a lawsuit accusing the state prison system of failing to provide the drugs to most infected prisoners.

Published
16 June 2015
From
Wall Street Journal (blog)
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