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December 3, 2012

GMHC Releases HIV Policy Recommendations for Prisons

A new report by Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) addresses the domestic epidemics of HIV and mass incarceration. Fenced In: HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Criminal Justice System explores why communities with high rates of incarceration also have high HIV rates. Some policy recommendations in the report for prisons include: recruiting prisoners to become peer educators about HIV; avoiding the use of solitary confinement for prisoners with HIV, which can make access to treatment difficult; and making condoms easily available.

To read the statement, click here.

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