HIV prevention in prisons and jails : obstacles and opportunities.
High rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among jail and prison inmates suggest that HIV prevention efforts should focus on incarcerated populations.
Overcrowding, the high prevalence of injection drug use, and other high-risk behaviors among inmates create a prime opportunity for public health officials to affect the course of the HIV epidemic if they can remedy these problems.
Yet, along with the opportunity, there are certain obstacles that correctional institutions present to public health efforts.
The various jurisdictions have differing approaches to HIV prevention and control.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Prévention, Prise risque, Homme, Milieu carcéral, Dépistage, Education sanitaire, Etats Unis, Virose, Infection, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Prevention, Risk taking, Human, Carceral environment, Medical screening, Health education, United States, Viral disease, Infection, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0003732
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.