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Aboriginals, AIDS & Prisons

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people who are prisoners, and in fact all people who are prisoners, require ongoing information about HIV/AIDS prevention and access to education and the means of protection

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AIDS & Australian Prisons

Prison populations include a disproportionate number of people who engage in high-risk activities associated with the transmission of HIV—intravenous drug users and men who engage in homosexual activity, often temporarily for the period of imprisonment.  Prisoners are thus seen as a high-risk group for HIV infection upon admission, for the transmission of HIV infection within the prisons and for further transmission in the general community upon release.

Pdf 57 kb

AIDS and Prisons: List of resources for information  

AIDS in Australian Prisons

But how many people are aware of the new death row?  The combination of HIV infection, poor medical care, a callous, uncaring prison administration and the day-to-day violence/stress of prison life can make a short prison term -- a death sentence.

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AIDS in US Prisons & Goals

Most correctional systems have adopted policies regarding HIV/AIDS.  Concern among correctional systems has shifted significantly from short-term ‘crisis’ matters such as fear of casual transmission to ‘long-term’ issues.

Pdf 59 kb

AIDS Recommendations & Prisons-WHO

The privilege of choice carries with it the necessity to evaluate the consequences of the choice made.  Where that choice involves sending a person to prison the risk that the person will there acquire HIV ought not to be vanished from the mind by ignorance, indifference or resignation

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Australia-condom for safe jail sex

A proposal to put condom-vending machines in Tasmanian
prisons is expected to be approved early next year. The Justice Department's blood-borne virus working party put forth the proposal in an effort to ensure safe sex among inmates.

 

Australian Prisons

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AIDS in the Victorian Prison System.

Managing HIV Seropositive Prisoners

 

Management of HIV Infection in Australian

 

The first national HIV/AIDS in prison conference held in Australia took place in Nov. 1990.  This is a report of that conference.

The first national HIV/AIDS in prison conference held in Australia took place in Nov. 1990.  This is a report of that conference.

The first national HIV/AIDS in prison conference held in Australia took place in Nov. 1990.  This is a report of that conference.

 

The first national HIV/AIDS in prison conference held in Australia took place in Nov. 1990.  This is a report of that conference.

The first national HIV/AIDS in prison conference held in Australia took place in Nov. 1990.  This is a report of that conference.

 

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Barriers to access and effective use of anti-discrimination remedies for people living with HIV and HCV-Australia This paper identifies and analyses the barriers to access and use of anti-discrimination remedies for people living with HIV and hepatitis C virus.  It focuses particularly on the recent changes and proposed changes to remedies in the Commonwealth jurisdiction, and any impact these changes many have on the demand for or use of State remedies. Pdf 227 kb

Behind Bars-HIV risk taking behavior

It has recently been estimated that  40-50 per cent of male and female IDU’s in contract with treatment services or research projects may spend considerable periods of their lives in prisons.

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Blood Borne Viruses-Dental Services Project

The project was developed from the earlier HIV/AIDS Related Discrimination: Healthcare Worker Project,. HIV/AIDS related discrimination has been identified as a priority area for action

380 kb pdf

Juveniles & AIDS Policy

Although adolescents show a relatively low incidence among people in their twenties indicates that HIV is frequently contracted in the teenage years.

Pdf 41 kb

Management of HIV in Corrections

The role of the Community Correction Officer is to link offenders who are affected by a communicable disease to appropriate resources, and to provide basic information concerning the disease

Pdf 24 kb

Methadone, Prisons & AIDS

The uses of Methadone and HIV

Pdf 38 kb

Minimizing HIV within Prison System

It is a fact of prison life in Australia and indeed in most countries, that activities engaged in by prisoners may facilitate cross-infection with the HIV.

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Perceptions of AIDS in Prisons

Much attention has centered on such controversial issues as: compulsory or voluntary blood testing, isolation versus integration of HIV infected inmates into the prison mainstream, provision of condoms and disposable needles, and effective educational measures for specific groups with the prison

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Pragmatic approach to HIV for Prisoners

The health sector and the general public have been lead to believe that prisons are incubators for HIV and will progressively infect the rest of the community.  This is not necessarily an irrational belief, although such concern has not been realized.

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Prison AIDS Project-Officer Education

The main source of problems has been the anxieties and fears of the prison officers themselves, having to face the complex issue of managing HIV positive inmates within the prisons system

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Rights, Duties, AIDS & Corrections

The interpretation of these duties by prison administrators and consideration of these duties by legislators in framing new laws and regulations are significant to decisions regarding HIV testing programs, segregation and isolation practices, and the provision of health and welfare services for prisoners

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Sexually transmissible infections in MSM
Although gay men in Sydney are generally well-informed about 
HIV and their own serostatus, their knowledge of other sexually 
transmissible infections—including their own infection and 
vaccination history—appears to be much lower
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Social and Health Impact Study: The closure and relocation of the St Marys needle & syringe program
The effectiveness of Australia’s needle and syringe program in 
limiting the spread of HIV among injecting drug users has been 
well documented.  Although NSPs have been less successful in 
curbing the transmission of hepatitis C amongst IDUs with prevalence 
rates for HCV at about 65 per cent compared with less than 3 per 
cent for HIV.
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Women Prisoners & AIDS

Operating within prisons in NSW are Prisoners’ AIDS committees, whose function is to impart knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention to other prisoners.

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