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Titolo:
Successful linkage of medical care and community services for HIV-positiveoffenders being released from prison
Autore:
Rich, JD; Holmes, L; Salas, C; Macalino, G; Davis, D; Ryczek, J; Flanigan, T;
Indirizzi:
Brown Univ, Miriam Hosp, Providence, RI 02906 USA Brown Univ Providence RI USA 02906 Miriam Hosp, Providence, RI 02906 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF URBAN HEALTH-BULLETIN OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE
fascicolo: 2, volume: 78, anno: 2001,
pagine: 279 - 289
SICI:
1099-3460(200106)78:2<279:SLOMCA>2.0.ZU;2-L
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CORRECTIONAL HEALTH-CARE; DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS; RHODE-ISLAND; INFECTION; WOMEN;
Keywords:
AIDS; case management; HIV; incarceration; injection drug use; prison; prisoners;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
15
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Rich, JD Brown Univ, Miriam Hosp, 164 Summit Ave, Providence, RI 02906 USABrown Univ 164 Summit Ave Providence RI USA 02906 e, RI 02906 USA
Citazione:
J.D. Rich et al., "Successful linkage of medical care and community services for HIV-positiveoffenders being released from prison", J URBAN H, 78(2), 2001, pp. 279-289

Abstract

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is move prevalent among the incarcerated than the general population. For many offenders, incarceration is the only time that they may access primary care. Project Bridge is a federally funded demonstration project that provides intensive case managementfor HIV-positive ex-offenders being released from the Rhode Island state prison to the community. The program is based on collaboration between colocated medical and social work staff. The primary goal of the program is to increase continuity of medical care through social stabilization; it followsa harm reduction philosophy in addressing substance use. Program participants are provided with assistance in accessing a variety of medical and social services. The treatment plan may include the following: mental illness triage and referral, substance abuse assessment and treatment, appointments for HIV and other medical conditions, and referral for assistance to community Programs that address basic survival needs. In the first 3 years of this program, 97 offenders were enrolled. Injection drug use was reported by 80% of those enrolled. There were 90% followed for 18 months, 7% moved out of state or died, and 3% were lost to follow-up Reincarceration happened to 48% at least once. Of those expressing a need, 75% were linked with specialty medical care in the community, and 100% received HIV-related medical services. Of those expressing a need for substance abuse treatment, 67% were successful in keeping appointments for substance abuse treatment within the community. Project Bridge has demonstrated that it is Possible to maintain HIV-positive ex-offenders in medical care through the provision of ongoing case management services following prison release. Ex-offenders will accessHIV-related health cave after release when given adequate support.

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