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AIDS/HIV In Prison: How is it being acquired?

Hypothesis: As the prison population becomes more over crowded AIDS/HIV is more likely to increase due to criminal acts that happens inside prison.
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Rashana Griggs

on 25 April 2010

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AIDS/HIV: How is the disease being acquired in prisons?
Jail house tattoos Sharing Needles Forible Rape Education Condoms Hypothesis: As prison population continue to increase with over crowding the AIDS/ HIV will remain prevalance and the cases will remain on the rise. condoms are prohibited in prisons
can be used to smuggle contraband
promotes same sex-sexual acts
HIV infections rates in New York State prisons are estimated at 10 percent for males and 20-25 percent for females.


Jail House tattoos are prohibited. They can cause so many diseases and infection

Jail house tattoos are often done illegally

Needles are often rare and illegal to have
they hide them and use the same needle on others
this doubles the risk of AIDS/HIV
They won't allow tattoos to be conducted by a tattoo gun because it can be used as a weapon
Tattoos aren't allowed legally because of what some tattoos represent, insulting to others and will start more friction Prison Reentry Background Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or Human Immune Virus also know as AIDS/HIV
AIDS/HIV is rapidly increasing in prisons

AIDS was first identified among prison inmates in 1983.
In 2001, the rate of confirmed cases of HIV infection was four times greater among federal and state prison inmates than in the general population

Especially for African American men

African American males don’t go to any type of health care services when they aren’t incarcerated
reason being: lack of health care insurance, distrust of medical establishment

African American men don't consider themselves as homosexual once exit prison

Men in all demographic backgrounds say they could careless about getting tested for AIDS/HIV when they aren't incarcerated


Many prisons officials are slow to embrace HIV prevention messages that they perceive as directly contradicting policies that prohibit anal sex, condom use, and injection drug use in prison.





rape in prison is ugly
most inmates have grown to either ignore it or accept it
prison/institutionalized form of cruelty that infringes upon basic human rights
Rapes contribute to the spread of AIDS/HIV
Human Right Watch's Prison Project documents abuses including prison rapes for correctional facilities
In about 85% of sexual assaults occuring in prison occur between people they know the sharing of needles happen often in prison
the discussion of distribution of sterile syringes to inmates has been discussed as a means of preventing more HIV transmission but it will not happen in the US
Europe did an evaluation with needle exchange program for 1 year
results were good, needles weren't used as weapons
decreased in sharing of needles
there were no new cases of HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C
majority of prisoners go back into society
without getting tested into re entry into prison

huge problem

prisoners need to get tested once they leave prison
there is a possiblity they have recieved HIV/AIDS while in prison
will never find out until there re entry
To better our society we need more prevention programs

In correctional facilities when making budget cuts the first educational programs to go are the AIDS/HIV prevention programs

More research about the AIDS/HIV need to be conducted

It's rare to find recent data on AIDS/HIV in prison; the topic is illegal

Many officials don't allow the research

Results proved that people have contracted the disease in prison
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