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Publication HIV in Prisons, 2001

Laura M. Maruschak

January 1, 2004    NCJ 202293

Provides the number of HIV-positive and active AIDS cases among prisoners held in each state and the federal prison system at yearend 2001. The annual report includes data on the number of AIDS-related deaths, a breakdown for women and men with AIDS, and comparisons to AIDS rates in the general population. Historical data on AIDS cases are presented from 1995 and on AIDS deaths from 1991.


    Between 2000 and 2001 the number of HIV-positive prisoners decreased about 5%, while the overall prison population grew 1.1% over the same period.
  • At yearend 2001, 3.2% of all female state prison inmates were HIV positive, compared to 2.0% of males.
  • The number of AIDS-related deaths in state prisons decreased 75% from 1995 to 2001.

Part of the HIV in Prisons and Jails Series

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