Published in AIDS Weekly, November 30th, 1998
Dr. Paul Loeffelholz, Iowa Department of Corrections, said an estimated 30 to 40 inmates in the state's prison system have HIV. Overall, there are about 7,500 inmates in Iowa prisons.
The number of Iowa inmates with HIV or AIDS is on the rise, Loeffelholz said. In 1997, 18 infected inmates entered the system. In 1991, the number was 10. But Loeffelholz said the increased number is a reflection of the growing prison population. "The numbers are slowly creeping up along with the increase in...
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