'Behind walls': a study of HIV risk behaviours and seroprevalence in prisons in Zambia

AIDS. 2001 Sep 7;15(13):1741-4. doi: 10.1097/00002030-200109070-00023.


Inmate populations include a large number of individuals at risk of HIV infection. However, there is insufficient data about HIV/AIDS epidemiology in prisons. Our study, conducted in Zambia, a sub-Saharan African nation with an estimated HIV prevalence of 19% in adults, was designed to address this shortfall.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • HIV Antibodies / blood*
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology*
  • HIV-1 / immunology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prisoners*
  • Risk Factors
  • Risk-Taking*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Zambia / epidemiology


  • HIV Antibodies