“Prisoners are sent to prison AS punishment, and not FOR punishment.” Exposing prisoners to often fatal diseases is not part of their sentences and is unacceptable. HIV/AIDS are a more concentrated and aggressive threat in prisons than outside, and prisons are serving as foci for the development of high levels of drug-resistant communicable diseases. This book has been written with the purpose of preventing unnecessary death and misery among prisoners and their families and everyone going into prisons, and helping to avoid the spread of disease from prisons. It is designed in the first place for prison medical staff, particularly in the newly independent states, and aims to pass on the most up-to-date knowledge and ethical standards in responding to HIV/AIDS in prison settings.
HIV in Prisons was published by WHO regional office for Europe with contributions from PRI
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