Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, April 22nd, 1996
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 5,279 prisoners had AIDS in 1994, or 5.2 cases per 1,000 inmates. That's almost six times the rate in the general adult population, which is .9 per 1,000.
"That's because they're likely to have engaged in high-risk activities in order to survive. Many prisons are full of IV drug users, people who trade sex for drugs," said Juarlyn Gaiter, a psychologist with the CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.
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