Prisons and AIDS: A Public Health Challenge / Edition 1

Prisons and AIDS: A Public Health Challenge / Edition 1

by Ronald L. Braithwaite, Theodore M. Hammett, Robert M. Mayberry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787903086

ISBN-13: 9780787903084

Pub. Date: 09/20/1996

Publisher: Wiley

The high-risk behavior of incarcerated populations poses serious HIV\AIDS health problems within prisons, and for the general population once prisoners are released. Despite this growing public health problem, little has been written about this urgent concern.Prisons and AIDS is the first book to offer critical information on the proliferation of HIV and AIDS among

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The high-risk behavior of incarcerated populations poses serious HIV\AIDS health problems within prisons, and for the general population once prisoners are released. Despite this growing public health problem, little has been written about this urgent concern.Prisons and AIDS is the first book to offer critical information on the proliferation of HIV and AIDS among prison populations and to provide a much needed resource for the design and implementation of education and prevention programs within correctional facilities. Written by experts in the field— including lead author Ronald L. Braithwaite one of the foremost authorities on public health in the United States—this comprehensive resource is grounded in such solid research including survey information funded by the National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control.The book contains numerous case studies from a variety of correctional facilities that reveal compelling information on frequency of sexual contact, drug use, needle sharing, tattooing and the lack of access to condoms among inmates. In response to the disproportionately high incarceration rate of ethnic minorities, the authors provide strategies for developing culturally sensitive HIV\AIDS prevention programs in correctional settings. The book also documents differences in the patterns of HIV\AIDS cases among adult and juvenile and male and female inmates and explores policies and programs relevant to these populations including education and prevention, testing and disclosure, partner notification, and housing.Comprehensive in scope, Prisons and AIDS reviews the current literature on HIV\AIDS in correctional settings and gives an analysis of related disease prevention studies. The authors capture the most important data from across these epidemiological studies and make recommAndations for future research on HIV risk reduction. In addition, the book outlines the legislation regarding mandatory testing, HIV transmission, con

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787903084
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/20/1996
Series:
Jossey-Bass Health Series
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword,
1. Inmates, HIV, and AIDS: An Overview
2. AIDS and Ethnic Minority Inmates
3. An Analysis of Current Educational and Prevention Efforts
4. Prevention and Juvenile OffAnders
5. Policy Response to a Public Health Opportunity
6. A Report from the Frontline: Four Case Studies
7. Prison Personnel: Gatekeepers to Education and Prevention
8. Legal and Legislative Issues
9. Worldwide Policies and Practices
10. The Public Health Challenge
Afterword

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