oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Aids in prisons

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



The Aids pandemic has generated a great deal of discussion and controversy regarding the impact on the prison system; the proper management (prevention and control) of HIV infection in prison; and the risk of transmission to fellow inmates, correctional staff (medical and line personnel and counsellors) and their families. The purpose of this article is to review and analyse the incidence of the disease in prison systems and some of the management strategies that have been developed to cope with the problem.

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