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  • Trans Woman With HIV Dies During Release From ICE Custody After Being Denied Meds

    An HIV-positive trans woman asylum seeker from El Salvador died during the process of being released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody on June 1 after being denied HIV medication, ThinkProgress reports. She was 25 years old.

    05 June 2019 | The Body
  • Autopsy: Migrant detainee died from AIDS complications

    A Honduran transgender migrant, whose 2018 death while in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sparked protests and calls for an investigation, died of a rare disorder that developed quickly due to AIDS, according to an autopsy released Tuesday.

    10 April 2019 | San Francisco Chronicle
  • HIV and immigration detention staff must jointly ensure good care in immigration removal centres

    NAT and HIV clinicians at BHIVA have produced new guidance (last published in 2009) that supports staff in Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs) and local HIV services to deliver good care. This follows a report published yesterday, by the Home Affairs Select Committee, that raised grave concerns about access to healthcare for people held in IRCs.

    22 March 2019 | NAT
  • Innovative HIV prevention projects reached 170,000 people in 2018

    Projects working towards preventing HIV across England, which were funded by the Public Health England (PHE) HIV Innovation Fund, reached around 170,000 people at-risk of, or living with HIV - as well as the general public in 2017 to 2018.

    28 February 2019 | Public Health England
  • Hepatitis C Fight Hinges on Prisons

    Lawsuits across the country are seeking better but more expensive care for inmates with the infectious disease, who can spread it upon their release.

    05 February 2019 | U.S. News & World Report
  • Prisoners with HIV Face Higher Mortality Risk from All Causes After Release

    People with HIV face a higher risk of death from all causes when they leave prison than members of the general public, a study that tracked 1350 former prisoners shows.

    29 November 2018 | MD Magazine
  • Situation Improving For HIV-Positive Individuals Detained at the United States Border

    Individuals with HIV who have been detained by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement are far more likely to be released having had some consultation about their health and steps to improve their outlook compared with those who were detained several years ago, according to new research presented the 2018 ID Week Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

    12 October 2018 | MD Magazine
  • Retention in HIV care drops after release from incarceration

    Fewer than half of people with HIV are retained in care three years after release from incarceration, according to a study in the U.S. published October 9 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Kelsey Loeliger of Yale School of Medicine, and colleagues. The findings also suggest that better access to health insurance and transitional case-management services may improve retention in HIV care and viral suppression in this population.

    10 October 2018 | EurekAlert (press release)
  • Failure to provide naloxone at the point of release for most prisoners is putting lives at risk

    Those leaving prison having had an opiate problem are seriously at risk of having a life-threatening overdose or dying as a result of one. Both Public Health England (PHE) and the government have been clear in their recommendation that all local areas need to have appropriate naloxone provision in place. However, prisons have so far failed to implement provision at the point of release across much of the estate, and this is putting lives at risk.

    11 July 2018 | Drink & Drug News
  • State Prisons Fail To Offer Cure To 144000 Inmates With Deadly Hepatitis C

    State prisons across the U.S. are failing to treat at least 144,000 inmates who have hepatitis C, a curable but potentially fatal liver disease, according to a recent survey and subsequent interviews of state corrections departments.

    09 July 2018 | Kaiser Health News
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