HIV testing grows in inmate population

From the article: “In the testing system before 2008, inmates could choose to be tested for HIV when asked if they had engaged in high-risk behavior, including drug use, or had unprotected sex, and many felt they did not need to be tested, or did not want to know whether they had HIV. Now, the HIV testing is provided as part of the routine health check upon intake into prisons in the state, and inmates have the choice to opt-out of testing if they do not want to be tested.  The new system has greatly increased the amount of people who are being tested. Now, 90-95 percent of prisoners across the state are tested for HIV upon intake into prison…”

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