Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 16, issue 4B, P108-128 2005 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2005.0108 View full text
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Steven R. Belenko, Michele Shedlin, Michael Chaple

Abstract: African Americans are at the intersection of the AIDS epidemic and burgeoning prison and offender populations, yet little is known about offenders' HIV knowledge and risk behaviors or ability to access effective services. We present findings from an exploratory study based on 300 interviews with New York City offenders conducted in 2001-2002. The data indicate relatively high rates of HIV infection and HIV risk behaviors among African American and other offenders. There were no clear patterns of risk behaviors…

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