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Newly identified HIV infections in correctional facilities, United States, 2007.
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%.
Program Evaluation Branch, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org, , ,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Diagnostic Tests, Routine
Public Health Practice
Pub Type(s)Journal Article