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Hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV in correctional populations: a review of epidemiology and prevention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16251827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The 2 million persons incarcerated in US prisons and jails are disproportionately affected by hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV, with prevalences of infection two to ten times higher than in the general population. Infections are largely due to sex- and drug-related risk behaviors practised outside the correctional setting, although transmission of these infections has also been documented inside jails and prisons. Public health strategies to prevent morbidity and mortality from these infections should include hepatitis B vaccination, HCV and HIV testing and counseling, medical management of infected persons, and substance abuse treatment in incarcerated populations.
Cindy M Weinbaum; Keith M Sabin; Scott S Santibanez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS (London, England)     Volume:  19 Suppl 3     ISSN:  0269-9370     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-27     Completed Date:  2006-06-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710219     Medline TA:  AIDS     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S41-6     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA.
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MeSH Terms
HIV Infections / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Hepatitis B / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Hepatitis C / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Prisons / statistics & numerical data*
Risk Factors
United States / epidemiology

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