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October 22, 2010

UCLA Gets $4M NIH Grant to Study HIV in Jails

Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have received a $4.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate ways to get HIV-positive men released from Los Angeles County jails into medical care and treatment, according to a UCLA statement. The study, one of 12 nationwide, is part of the NIH "Seek, Test and Treat: Addressing HIV in the Criminal Justice System" initiative. Previous studies often focused on prisons despite far more people going through jails. Researchers believe this intervention will reduce transmission rates.

To read the UCLA Health System report, click here.

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