HIV & Reentry Programming for Returning Citizens
This update will examine prevention and care services needs of persons living with HIV within corrections. The United States correctional system is comprised of local and tribal jails, state prisons, federal prisons, military and immigration facilities, and community corrections facilities, which includes probation and parole programs. This training will focus on state prisons. According to the CDC epidemiologic surveys indicated in 2015 the prevalence of HIV was approximately 1.3% among inmates in correctional facilities which markedly higher than the 0.3-0.4% HIV prevalence in the general United States population. This update will provide information and discuss ways in which local health departments and community partners can provide effective services to clients who are returning citizens.