Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Title

Opportunities to diagnose, treat, and prevent HIV in the criminal justice system

Authors

Beckwith CG, Zaller ND, Fu JJ

Network Affiliation

Other

Organization

 

Journal Name

JAIDS

Publication Date

12/1/2010

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21045600

Link to full-text

 

PMID

21045600

Abstract

​Persons involved with the criminal justice system are at risk for HIV and other transmissible diseases due to substance use and related risk behaviors. Incarceration provides a public health opportunity to test for HIV, viral hepatitis, and other sexually transmitted infections, provide treatment such as highly active antiretroviral therapy, and link infected persons to longitudinal comprehensive HIV care upon their release for such comorbidities as addiction and mental illness. Delivering health interventions inside prisons and jails can be challenging, yet the challenges pale in comparison to the benefits of interventions for inmates and their communities. This article reviews the current state of delivering HIV testing, prevention, treatment, and transition services to incarcerated populations in the United States. It concludes with summary recommendations for research and practice to improve the health of inmates and their communities.

 

Keywords

 

Topic

MSM; Criminal Justice System

Attachments

Created at 11/24/2010 1:11 PM by Mooney, Jessica L
Last modified at 11/24/2010 1:11 PM by Mooney, Jessica L