Newsfeed : New Report Shows Drop in HIV Among Inmates

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join

Back to home » Newsfeed » September 2007

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

20 Years Ago In POZ

More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to


September 28, 2007

New Report Shows Drop in HIV Among Inmates

The number of HIV/AIDS cases in state and federal prisons dropped in 2005 from the previous year, making it the sixth consecutive year that the number has fallen, according to a report by the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics.

At the end of 2005, there were 22,480 state and federal inmates living with HIV or AIDS, compared to 22,936 at the end of 2004.

AIDS-related deaths in prisons decreased from 2004 to 2005, and except for 2001, deaths due to AIDS-related illnesses have gone down every year since 1995. The report also showed that though the rate of confirmed AIDS cases is still about 2.5 times as high in prisons as it is in the general population, the gap has decreased since 1999, when the rate among prisoners was almost five times higher.

[Go to top]

Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr Instagram
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar
POZ on Twitter

Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Has a pet helped you deal with your HIV?


more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.