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HIV in Prisons, 2005

NCJ Number
Laura M Maruschak
Date Published
September 2007
14 pages
Publication Series
This bulletin provides the number of HIV-infection and confirmed AIDS cases among State and Federal prisoners at yearend 2005.

Provides the number of HIV-infection and confirmed AIDS cases among state and federal prisoners at yearend 2005. This annual bulletin reports the number of AIDS-related deaths in prisons, a profile of those inmates who died, the number of female and male prisoners who were HIV-infected or had confirmed AIDS, and a comparison of confirmed AIDS rates for the general and prisoner populations. This report also examines trends in HIV infection, confirmed AIDS, and AIDS-related deaths. Data are from the National Prisoner Statistics and the Deaths in Custody series.

  • At yearend 2005, an estimated 18,953 males and 1,935 females in state prisons were HIV-infected or had confirmed AIDS.
  • During 2005 an estimated 176 state inmates died from AIDS-related causes, down from 185 in 2004.
  • Among federal inmates, 27 died from AIDS-related causes in 2005, up from 18 in 2004.

Date Published: September 1, 2007