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Lines, Rick (2001) Irish prison guards call for expansion of methadone access. Canadian HIV/AIDS Policy and Law Review , 6 , (1-2) , pp. 71-74.

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In many Western countries, including Canada, seroprevalence rates in prisons have reached epidemic levels, with infection rates among prisoners many times higher than among people outside prisons.

The situation is no different in Ireland. As in Canada, the correctional system has reacted to the HIV and HCV crisis in a piecemeal fashion. While the Canadian and Irish correctional systems have a mandate to provide standards of health care comparable to those in the community, each system has chosen to implement HIV programs and services in an incremental and far from comprehensive manner.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:2001
Page Range:pp. 71-74
Publisher:Canadian HIV/ AIDS Legal Network
Volume:6
Number:1-2
Keywords:blood-borne diseases, Canada, HIV prevention, Ireland, methadone maintenance, prison-based health service, prison-based prevention
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Accession Number:HRB 4253 (Electronic Only)
Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance replacement method (substitution) > Methadone maintenance
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control

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