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Number of HIV-Positive State and Federal Inmates Continues to Decline

About 44 percent of state inmates and 39 percent of federal inmates have medical problems WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Between 2005 and 2006, the number of state and federal prisoners who were HIV-positive decreased 3.1 percent -- from 22,676 to 21,980 inmates, accord...

HIV/AIDS Cases Among State and Federal Prison Inmates Fell for the Sixth Straight Year During 2005

The Estimated Number of AIDS-Related Deaths Continued to Decline WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There were 22,480 state and federal inmates who were HIV infected or had confirmed AIDS on Dec. 31, 2005, which was a decrease from 22,936 at the end of 2004, the Justice Departme...

Filling the gap: The importance of Medicaid continuity for former inmates

PROVIDENCE, RI It is time for states to suspend, rather than terminate, the Medicaid benefits of inmates while they are incarcerated, say correctional health care experts from The Miriam Hospital in a commentary published online by the Journal of General Internal Medicine . Although federal ...

Prison punishes more people than just the inmates

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---More people live behind bars in the United States than in any other country, but the American prison system punishes more than just its inmates---it also takes a toll on the health of friends and loved ones left behind. In the first known study of its kind, University of Mich...

Bill Passed Directing Prisons To Provide Inmates With HIV Testing, Treatment

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) recently introduced a bill (HR 1943) that would require federal prisons to provide inmates with HIV tests at the beginning and end of their// incarcerations, CQ HealthBeat reports. The bill also would require federal prisons to provide inmates with HIV/AIDS coun...

Ten Percent of Tihar Jail Inmates are Drug Addicts

New Delhi: Nearly 10 percent of jailbirds at Tihar jail, home to over 14,000 prisoners, are drug addicts, according to the prison director general B.K. Gupta//. "It's not very good statistics but nearly 10 percent of our inmates are drug addicts. They have been taking drugs before being lodged...

Physical and Sexual Assault of Inmates at NHS Units

It was reported that in community homes at Sutton and Merton, the inmates were abused physically and sexually by the staff. This was revealed after a year long investigation by the Health Care commission. // The report of the commission revealed the pathetic living conditions of the inmates. The...

Prison inmates plagued by mental problems

The state of mental health has a bearing on how an individual behaves, and this is amply evident in the study conducted by the Justice department//, which found that nearly 50 % of the inmates of the prison suffer severe mental ailments - mania, depression and psychotic disorders. While int...

Should All Kids Be Screened for Depression? This Expert Says Yes and Explains How It Can Save Lives

... minister. Diebold created a crime victims' treatment program in Kentucky and worked with at-risk children in schools. She has also worked with prison inmates and battered women. She is a successful speaker and the author of the book, THE MYTH OF SELF-ESTEEM: 50 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Yourself. Diebold is...

Zila & Experts Testify at Congressional Hearing on Innovative Technology for Veterans; Urge Broader Use of ViziLite(R) Plus by VA for Oral Cancer Screening

...nd around the world are dramatically improving the quality of oral cancer exams with ViziLite Plus, which is covered by many insurance companies. Even inmates in many federal prisons have access to this technology. It's not right that our Veterans, who have put their lives on the line for this nation, should...
inmates in Medical Technology

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Summer Skin Problems, Low Vision and Pilates

...p alleviate low back pain. Pilates isn't new. In the early 20th century, Joseph Pilates, a German citizen, developed a system to help his fellow inmates at a World War I internment camp stay physically conditioned. He later opened a studio in New York where his teaching gained a following in the dance ...

Veto of California's Condoms in Prisons Bill: "Politics Over Public Health," Says AHF

... the spread of HIV and other STDs among California inmates and their post-incarceration partners," said Micha...onprofit and health agencies to provide condoms to inmates in state prisons, where HIV prevalence is 8 to 10 ... HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases among inmates in the state's prison population while following s...

Statement From The National Conclave on HIV/AIDS Policy for Black Clergy

...man Maxine Waters, (D-Los Angeles CA) that requires routine HIV testing upon entry and exit, counseling and HIV/AIDS treatment for federal inmates when medically indicated and linkage to care upon discharge. As we go forward on this historic gathering, we are determined to stand together in a re...
inmates in Medical Products

OraSure HIV-1 Oral Specimen Collection Device

Features:... HIV through accidental needle sticks Minimizing HIV transmission to the infant of an infected mother during childbirth Ensuring that HIV-positive inmates are identified upon internment ...
Company:OraSure Technologies, Inc.
inmates in Biological News

Inmates conduct ecological research on slow-growing mosses

...ic researchers? Because all of her researchers are inmates at Cedar Creek Corrections Center, a medium securi... by horticulturalists. Why did Nadkarni recruit inmates into her research team? "Because," she explains, "...arch at Cedar Creek, Nadkarni helps the facility's inmates run various projects that promote sustainable livi...

College cocktails lead to science career

...nstein is near Rikers Island, a New York City jail which houses some 17,000 inmates at a time, according to the city's Correction Department. In the late 1980s, a drug-resistant form of TB developed among inmates who unwittingly spread it throughout New York as they were released, Sacche...
inmates in Biological Technology

IT - Does everybody get a vote?

...y document all the sources of creative ideas that improve organizations and enhance their competitiveness. So where's the middle ground between the inmates running the IT asylum and soviet-style centralization of IT decision making and operations? Where's the sweet spot of real, sustainable change? Joh...
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...oposed ... developed segregating populations ... WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court today let a few states continue, at least for now, segregating inmates who have the AIDS virus from most activities available to ... However, the scarce number of segregating positions should make us be extremely ....
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