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Author Topic: Article on Alabama HIV Prison Segregation Policy  (Read 1329 times)

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Offline spacebarsux

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Article on Alabama HIV Prison Segregation Policy
« on: November 22, 2012, 01:18:31 AM »
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/21/alabama-prison-hiv-segregation-policy

I thought some members would be interested in reading this. Some of the comments below the article are also...umm..."revealing".
Infected-  2005 or early 2006; Diagnosed- Jan 28th, 2011; Feb '11- CD4 754 @34%, VL- 39K; July '11- CD4 907@26%,  VL-81K; Feb '12- CD4 713 @31%, VL- 41K, Nov '12- CD4- 827@31%

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Re: Article on Alabama HIV Prison Segregation Policy
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2012, 01:55:52 AM »
interesting article.

as a member of the SC HIV Task Force, I was recently contacted by someone researching this topic here in SC, so I spoke to some of our members who work with the HIV+ prisoners. The segregation in our prison system has always been based on economics according to the state. It is said that it is more economical to keep these prisoners together in an area with medical facilities, and that it makes distribution of daily medications and adherence compliance better controlled and monitored.

more info about the situation in SC can be read here: http://www.hrw.org/news/2010/08/06/south-carolina-end-segregation-hiv-infected-prisoners
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Offline Mrmojorisin

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Re: Article on Alabama HIV Prison Segregation Policy
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2012, 08:15:48 AM »
Talk about inhumane..."You have HIV, now sit alone in this room with no windows for a month, have a nice day"...I cannot imagine the mental anguish this causes...that is truly cruel and unusual.
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5/15/2012--CD4 218/ VL 4,970    14.1%
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10/11/2012-CD4-223/ VL-62       9.5%
2/14/2013--CD4-215/ VL-119      13.6%
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10/18/2013 CD4-223/ VL-UD       22.2%
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Offline Souledout

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Re: Article on Alabama HIV Prison Segregation Policy
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2012, 03:18:50 AM »
Fuck me bits of Anerica are so backward it's scary. As if bring told you have hiv isn't bad enough you have a month in solitary, have to wear an arm band, be treated like your mere touch will kill and can't attend education programmes or be allowed other prisoners.
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19/11/12 CD4 676 (38%) VL 959
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Offline leatherman

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Re: Article on Alabama HIV Prison Segregation Policy
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 04:15:45 PM »
an article out today about SC being the last state to segregate prisoners :(
http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20130117/PC1002/130119371/1021/sc-is-unfair-to-prisoners-who-have-hiv
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