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HIV Seroprevalence among Prisoners

HIV Seroprevalence Among Male Prison Inmates in the Six Countries of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States in the Caribbean (OECS)

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106–111
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Six unlinked, anonymous point prevalence surveys of a total of 1288 male inmates were conducted during a one year period. The overall HIV prevalence was 2.8%, three times higher than the estimated OECS population prevalence.

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Objective: To determine HIV prevalence among male prison inmates in the six OECS countries in the Caribbean.

Subjects and Methods: Six unlinked, anonymous point prevalence surveys of a total of 1288 male inmates were conducted during a one-year period, August 2004 – August 2005. An oral fluid sample was collected and an interviewer-administered questionnaire and consent form was completed for each survey participant.

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e-Published: 17 Sep, 2013
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