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AIDS and prisons



Norberry and Chappell summarise the policies relating to HIV/AIDS currently in place in Australia's prisons; canvases some important issues relating to its prevention in the prison environment; and emphasise the need for effective educational programs. Topics discussed include: sexual transmission, intravenous drug use and other risk factors; HIV/AIDS testing; accommodation of HIV positive prisoners (segregation or integration); and the distribution of condoms, needles and syringes.

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Norberry J & Chappell D 1989. AIDS and prisons. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 21. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi21