The Number of HIV Transmission Cases Drops in the USA
The number of prisoners with HIV positive status significantly reduced according to the statistics of the last years. As the hivplusmag online edition reported - within a span of 17 years (between 1998 and 2015), the number of people with HIV grew by only 470 — from 1,066 to 1,536, as well as the mortality because of AIDS-related co-infections - from 73 deaths in 2010 to around 45 deaths in 2015, according to data from BSJ’s Deaths in Custody Reporting Program.
Specialists note that such decrease in HIV related cases in american prisons is a result of programme of HIV-testings, consultations. therapy regimen. More than fourteen states test all the new incoming prisoners for viruses like HIV. Many prisoners show big interest to their own health and desire a wish to be tested, that fact also depends on reducement of HIV transmission in prisons.
According to the data of year 2015 - 15,920 male prisoners and 1,220 female prisoners were HIV-positive. This was down from 2014, which showed 16,410 male and 1,330 female prisoners to be living with the virus. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of HIV-positive male prisoners declined by 14 percent, while the number of HIV-positive female prisoners declined by 31 percent, reported hivplusmag.