The lives of incarcerated women: violence, substance abuse, and at risk for HIV.

  title={The lives of incarcerated women: violence, substance abuse, and at risk for HIV.},
  author={Catherine Ingram Fogel and Michael J Belyea},
  journal={The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC},
  volume={10 6},
High rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are seen in women prisoners. These high rates may be related to the nature of their lives, which may include violence, substance abuse, promiscuity, prostitution, and exchange of sex for drugs--all of which increase their risk for acquiring HIV. The purpose of this study was to examine the HIV-related risk behaviors and protective practices of women prisoners in a rural southern state and factors… CONTINUE READING


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