HIV/AIDS education and prevention programs for adults in prisons and jails and juveniles in confinement facilities--United States, 1994

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1996 Apr 5;45(13):268-71.


By the end of 1994, at least 4588 adult inmates of U.S. prisons and jails had died as a result of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and during 1994, at least 5279 adult inmates with AIDS were incarcerated in prisons and jails (1). Periodically conducted national surveys instituted in 1985 (2) and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and CDC have documented the prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS and the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among adult inmates and confined juveniles*. In addition, these surveys have enabled an assessment of HIV/AIDS education and prevention programs in prisons and jails for adults and confinement facilities for juveniles. This report presents findings from the eighth survey, conducted in 1994, which indicate the need to increase HIV/AIDS education and prevention services among adult inmates and confined juveniles.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control*
  • Health Education* / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Preventive Health Services
  • Prisons* / statistics & numerical data
  • United States / epidemiology