HIV, hepatitis C and risk behaviour in a Canadian medium-security federal penitentiary. Queen's University HIV Prison Study Group.

@article{Ford2000HIVHC,
  title={HIV, hepatitis C and risk behaviour in a Canadian medium-security federal penitentiary. Queen's University HIV Prison Study Group.},
  author={Peter Michael Ford and Mark Pearson and P Sankar-Mistry and Tracey Stevenson and David Bell and James Austin},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2000},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={113-9}
}
In a voluntary anonymous HIV and hepatitis C serology screen in a Canadian male medium security federal penitentiary, 68% of 520 prisoners volunteered a blood sample and 99% of those giving a blood sample completed a risk behaviour questionnaire which was linked numerically to the blood sample. Compared to previous screenings for HIV (4 years earlier), and hepatitis C (3 years earlier) in the same institution, HIV seroprevalence had risen from 1% to 2% and hepatitis C seroprevalence from 28% to… CONTINUE READING