Katherine Wiltenburg Todrys

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BACKGROUND Although HIV and tuberculosis (TB) prevalence are high in prisons throughout sub-Saharan Africa, little research has been conducted on factors related to prevention, testing and treatment services. METHODS To better understand the relationship between prison conditions, the criminal justice system, and HIV and TB in Zambian prisons, we(More)
Among the earliest and the most enduring responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic has been the imposition by governments of entry, stay, and residence restrictions for non-nationals living with HIV and AIDS. Sixty-six of the 186 countries in the world for which data are available currently have some form of restriction in place. Although international human(More)
BACKGROUND The healthcare needs and general experience of women in detention in sub-Saharan Africa are rarely studied and poorly understood. METHODS A mixed-methods study was conducted including in-depth interviews with 38 adult female prisoners and 21 prison officers in four Zambian prisons to assess the health and human rights concerns of female(More)
Received 20 March 2013; Revised 21 April 2013; Accepted 1 May 2013; Published 24 May 2013 Copyright: – 2013 Wurth MH et al; licensee International AIDS Society. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) Licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which permits(More)
Worldwide, far more people migrate within than across borders, and although internal migrants do not risk a loss of citizenship, they frequently confront significant social, financial and health consequences, as well as a loss of rights. The recent global financial crisis has exacerbated the vulnerability internal migrants face in realizing their rights to(More)
High rates of pre-trial detention and extreme prison overcrowding are closely linked to poor health--and particularly to HIV and tuberculosis transmission and treatment--in prisons in sub-Saharan Africa. In this article, based on a presentation made at an AIDS 2010 satellite, Katherine Todrys describes the intersection of pre-trial detention and health in(More)
HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan African prisons has been estimated at two to 50 times that of non-prison populations [1], while average tuberculosis (TB) incidence in prisons worldwide has been estimated at more than 20 times higher than in the general population [2]. Overcrowding— resulting in and exacerbating food shortages, poor sanitation, and inadequate(More)
One of the world's leading causes of death, tuberculosis (TB) remains a stigmatized and feared disease. Prevention, diagnosis, and adherence to TB treatment remain a challenge for many people, including migrants, those with alcohol and drug dependency, sex workers, people living with the human immunodeficiency virus, and individuals with disabilities. Low(More)
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