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Rapid HIV Testing in a “Rapid” Environment—Jails  

Author:  Robin  MacGowan.; Gail  Goldsmith.; Andrew  Margolis.

Source: Volume 08, Number 03, March/April 2007 , pp.33-40(8)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Current HIV Testing in Corrections - Incarceration offers an opportunity to provide HIV testing to persons at high-risk for HIV infection, to increase the proportion of individuals who know their HIV serostatus, and to link persons diagnosed with HIV to medical care, treatment, and prevention services if needed. However, fewer than half of U.S. prison systems routinely provide HIV testing on entry, and a 2002 national survey found that fewer than one-fifth (18.5%) of jail inmates were reported to have received an HIV test while incarcerated.

Keywords: enzyme immunoassay, noninvasive, OraQuick, Uni-Gold Recombigen, Clearview, AIDS, HIV CT, cost, discharge planning

Affiliations:  1: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 3: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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