HIV/AIDS

Data, statistics and information regarding HIV/AIDS related to injection drug use

AIDS Deaths in Prisons by Region, 2005

(AIDS Deaths in Prisons by Region, 2005) "During 2005 an estimated 176 State inmates died from AIDS-related causes, down from 185 in 2004. For every 100,000 State inmates, 13 died from AIDS-related causes. AIDS-related deaths accounted for nearly 1 in 20 deaths reported in State prisons. New York reported the largest number of AIDS-related deaths (19), followed by Florida (17) and California (14).

HIV Prevalence in Local Jails by Drug Use History

(HIV Prevalence in Local Jails by Drug Use History) "The percentage of jail inmates reporting that they were HIV positive varied by level of prior drug use. Of jail inmates who reported never using drugs, 0.4% were HIV positive. An estimated 1.5% of inmates who had ever used drugs, 1.5% of those who used drugs in the month before their current offense, 3.2% of those who had used a needle to inject drugs, and 7.5% of those who had shared a needle reported being HIV positive."

HIV in Jails

(HIV in Jails) "Among jail inmates in 2002 who had ever been tested for HIV, Hispanics (2.9%) were more than 3 times as likely as whites (0.8%) and twice as likely as blacks (1.2%) to report being HIV positive."

HIV/AIDS in Prison, 2005

(HIV/AIDS in Prison, 2005) "In each year since 1991, the rate of confirmed AIDS has been higher among prison inmates than in the U.S. general population, but the gap has been narrowing. At yearend 2005, the estimated rate of confirmed AIDS in State and Federal prisons was more than 21?2 times higher than in the general population (table 3). In 1999 it was nearly 5 times higher.

HIV and AIDS Cases Among State and Federal Prisoners, 2010

(HIV and AIDS Cases Among State and Federal Prisoners, 2010) "A reported 20,093 inmates with HIV/AIDS were in custody in state or federal prison at yearend 2010, down from 20,880 at yearend 2009 (table 1).
"The reported number of state inmates with HIV/AIDS decreased from 19,290 in 2009 to 18,515 in 2010. The number of federal inmates with HIV/AIDS also declined, from 1,590 in 2009 to 1,578 in 2010.

Survival Rates After HIV Diagnosis, by Transmission Method

(Survival Rates After HIV Diagnosis, by Transmission Method) "Survival was greatest among children regardless of transmission category, followed by adult and adolescent males with diagnosed HIV infection attributed to male-to-male sexual contact, adult and adolescent males with infection attributed to male-to-male sexual contact and injection drug use, and adult and adolescent females with infection attributed to heterosexual contact. Survival was intermediate among adult and adolescent males with infection attributed to heterosexual contact.

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