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Initiative to Enhance Linkages to HIV Primary Care in Jail Settings  

Author:  Anne  Spaulding.

Source: Volume 08, Number 03, March/April 2007 , pp.33-34(2)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Correctional facilities are faced with a disproportionate burden of HIV/AIDS. In fact, because demands for care are increasing and tracking is becoming more difficult, many jails have insufficient resources for providing adequate care, treating HIVpositive inmates, and linking HIVinfected individuals to care. To address these concerns, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the availability of funding for a multi-site initiative to implement and evaluate enhanced linkages to HIV primary care in jail settings. In September 2006, HRSA selected the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, in partnership with a team from Abt Associates, Inc., for the initiative. The Evaluation and Support Center (ESC) will be headed by Dr. Theodore Hammett.

Keywords: HIV testing variables, Jail-related, program-related

Affiliations:  1: Emory University.

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