On Dec. 31, 2005, 20, 888 State inmates (1.8%) and 1, 592 Fed. inmates (1.0%) were infected with HIV or had confirmed AIDS. Half of the HIV/AIDS cases were in the South, nearly a third in the Northeast, and about a tenth in both the Midwest and the West. At year-end 2005, three states Ai NY (4, 440), FL (3, 396), and TX (2, 400) Ai housed nearly half (49%) of all HIV/AIDS cases in State prisons. At year-end 2005, an estimated 18, 953 males (1.8%) and 1, 935 females (2.4%) in State prisons were HIV-infected or had confirmed AIDS. The number of cases for both males and females were down from 2004. Among Fed. inmates, 1, 491 men (1.0%) and 101 women (0.9%) were HIV-infected or had confirmed AIDS. Tables and graphs.The series consists of reports from the departments of corrections in the 50 States and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. ... 1997 and 2004 surveys compared a calculated z-value against the critical value of 1.645 (the 95% level for a one- tail test). ... Blood samples are taken from all inmates entering New York State prisons.
|Title||:||HIV in Prisons (2005)|
|Author||:||Laura M. Maruschak|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2010-02|