Female Prisoners in the US: HIV/AIDS and Opportunistic Co-Infectious Diseases

April 4th, 2014 by webmaster

By:  Mario J. Azevedo, PhD, MPH, James S. Maddirala, PhD, Shonda Lawrence, PhD, MSW, Kira L. Johnson

This study is an overview of the most current state of the US prison system relative to incarcerated women, focusing specifically on the risks of HIV and opportunistic diseases that affect women’s health and lacking concerted interest in understanding and addressing women’s specific needs by policy-makers and managers of our prison facilities. Methodology : Conducted by an interdisciplinary team of socio-behavioral scientists in epidemiology, social work, policy, and education, the study relies on the most updated research data provided by federal and state government agencies, hospital registries, biomedical, public health, and socio-behavioral databases, relevant and peer-reviewed research studies published in journals and other accepted information sources, using a comparative national and global approach to the subject of female prisoners and the impact of infectious diseases.

Publisher: Global Journals Inc. (USA) Global Journal of HUMAN SOCIAL SCIENCE S , Volume 13 Issue 2 Version 1.0 Year 2013. Type: Double Blind Peer Reviewed International Research Journal. Online ISSN: 2249-460x & Print ISSN: 0975-587X

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