UNAIDS Update Examines Access To Basic HIV Services Among People Within Prisons

UNAIDS: Many prisoners are lacking basic HIV services
This update states, “Despite the relative ease of reaching people within prisons, HIV services are not provided in prisons in many countries. Across the last three years of country reports to UNAIDS, very few countries reported program data on the provision of condoms (32 countries), opioid substitution therapy (24 countries) and sterile injecting equipment (three countries) in prisons, but 74 countries reported program data on antiretroviral therapy coverage and 83 countries reported HIV testing in prisons” (10/28).

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