Correctional facilities as partners in reducing HIV disparities

Josiah D. Rich, Ralph DiClemente, Judith Levy, Karen Lyda, Monica S. Ruiz, David L. Rosen, Dora Dumont

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Abstract

The United States now has the highest incarceration rate in the world. The majority of prison and jail inmates come from predominantly nonwhite and medically underserved communities. Although incarceration has adverse effects on both individual and community health, prisons and jails have also been used successfully as venues to provide health services to people with HIV who frequently lack stable health care. We review demographic trends shaping the difficulties in providing care to incarcerated people with HIV and recommend the Centers for AIDS Research Collaboration on HIV in Corrections as a model of interdisciplinary collaboration in addressing those difficulties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S49-S53
JournalJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Volume63
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Co-occurring conditions
  • Incarceration
  • Prisons
  • Underserved communities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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