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Prisoners with HIV/AIDS [Parts 1 and 2]

This article is a great overview of the legal issues related to prisoners that test positive for the HIV virus and those with AIDS. “Prisoners with HIV/AIDS are ubiquitous in today’s lockups, detention centers, jails, and prisons. Courts have addressed a variety of issues over the years about the treatment and handling of such prisoners. This two-part article takes a brief look at five specific areas that have come up fairly frequently” (p. 301). Part 1 begins with an introduction to the issue then discusses segregation, and medical care. Part 2 covers privacy, discrimination, protection from assault, claims by other prisoners, and some concluding suggestions.