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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. [UNODC] (2012) Policy brief. HIV prevention, treatment and care in prisons and other closed settings: a comprehensive package of interventions. vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 8 p.

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This paper is designed to support countries in mounting an effective response to HIV and AIDS in prisons and other closed settings. It takes into consideration principles of international law, including international rules, guidelines, declarations and covenants governing prison health, international standards of medical ethics and international labour

In providing guidance to national authorities charged with the management and oversight of prisons and closed settings, it is aimed at supporting decision makers in ministries of justice, authorities responsible for closed settings and ministries of health, as well as authorities responsible for workplace safety and occupational health, in planning and implementing a response to HIV in closed settings.

15 key interventions:
1. Information, education and communication
2. HIV testing and counselling
3. Treatment, care and support
4. Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis
5. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
6. Condom programmes
7. Prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
8. Prevention of sexual violence
9. Drug dependence treatment
10. Needle and syringe programmes
11. Vaccination, diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis
12. Post-exposure prophylaxis
13. Prevention of transmission through medical or dental services
14. Prevention of transmission through tattooing, piercing and other forms of skin penetration
15. Protecting staff from occupational hazards


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Other
Drug Type:Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:UNODC
Date:2012
Pages:8 p.
Publisher:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Corporate Creators:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Place of Publication:vienna
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > HIV prevention
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
VA Geographic area > International aspects
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > HIV infection
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)

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