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HIV Incidence High Among Prisoners Than General Population: UN

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News July 23, 2010 @ 9:04 pm
image Prisons are excellent breeding grounds for HIV, enabling the AIDS virus to propagate swiftly and stealthily, yet many options exist for tackling the problem, the world AIDS conference heard. Incidence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) runs far higher among the 30 million people in the world's penitentiaries than in the general population, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Sex between inmates, injecting drug use and tattooing are the main trigg...

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