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Newly identified HIV infections in correctional facilities, United States, 2007.

Abstract

We used Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV Counseling and Testing System data from 2007 to determine the percentage and characteristics of persons newly identified as HIV-positive in US correctional facilities. The newly identified HIV positivity was 0.7%, and 30% of detainees newly identified with HIV were categorized as having low-risk heterosexual contact or no acknowledged risk. Correctional facilities should provide detainees with routine opt-out HIV testing, unless the prevalence of previously undiagnosed HIV infection has been documented to be less than 0.1%.

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  • Authors

    VanHandel M, Beltrami JF, MacGowan RJ, Borkowf CB, Margolis AD

    Source

    American journal of public health 102 Suppl 2: 2012 May pg S201-4

    MeSH

    AIDS Serodiagnosis
    Adolescent
    Adult
    Age Distribution
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
    Diagnostic Tests, Routine
    Female
    HIV Infections
    Humans
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Prevalence
    Prisoners
    Prisons
    Public Health Practice
    Risk Factors
    Sex Distribution
    United States
    Young Adult

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22401522