Impact of Incarceration on Inmates with HIV

May 22, 2012

Incarceration may significantly interfere with adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy

  • HIV meds were not available to many when they were initially arrested
  • Lower quality of HIV care
  • Many inmates with HIV often endure violence by fellow inmates
  • Some receive insufficient quantities of their HIV medications
Small, W., Wood, E., Betteridge, G., Montaner, J. & Kerr, T. (2009). The impact of incarceration upon adherence to HIV treatment among HIV-positive injection drug users: a qualitative study. AIDS Care, 21, 708-714.


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