Gaps between HIV/AIDS policies and treatment in correctional facilities.
Journal - Journal of health and human services administration (United States )
In this article the authors examined correctional policy and its impact on the incidence of HIV/AIDS in prison population. Using data from the Florida Correctional System, they find that HIV/AIDS is still the leading cause of death. Improved treatment and care may have led to declines in AIDS-related mortality but the prison population continues to experience a much higher risk of mortality than he general population in spite of changes in the treatment and provision of care to infected patients. The dominance of HIV-related deaths indicates that treatment and voluntary testing policy have been ineffective. The authors argue that the persistence of HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths is largely attributable to continuing unequal distribution of health care resources between identified and unidentified HIV-infected inmates. Their analysis suggests that future changes in HIV/AIDS policy ib testing and treatment can contribute to improvement in health conditions of infected inmates.
|ISSN : ||1079-3739|
|Mesh Heading : ||Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Cause of Death Florida HIV Infections Health Resources Humans Incidence Mandatory Testing Population Surveillance Primary Prevention Prisoners Prisons Voluntary Programs diagnosis epidemiology mortality prevention & control epidemiology diagnosis mortality organization & administration statistics & numerical data|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||AIDS Serodiagnosis Organizational Policy trends epidemiology prevention & control organization & administration|
Revisiting the debate of voluntary versus mandatory HIV/AIDS testing in U.S. prisons.
Journal - Journal of health and human services administration (UNITED STATES )
Many studies examine HIV/AIDS and often there is a lack of consensus among researchers and policy-makers regarding the importance of mandatory or voluntary testing within a prison setting. This article revisits and extends this discussion by presenting arguments and issues related to testing inmates. A comparison of selected factors indicated that mandatory testing is an important adjunct to minimizing the impact of the spread of the virus both within prison and in the non-offender population. An important policy implication for adopting mandatory testing is that such a policy allows health care providers to intervene early and control the spread of the disease. Potential implications for future research and policy are discussed.
|ISSN : ||1079-3739|
|Mesh Heading : ||AIDS Serodiagnosis HIV Infections Health Policy Humans Mandatory Testing|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||Prisoners legislation & jurisprudence diagnosis legislation & jurisprudence|