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Review of HIV risk factors in prison inmates in Iran

(2014) Review of HIV risk factors in prison inmates in Iran. Life Science Journal.

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Abstract

Abstract: Prisoners are one of the high risk groups for HIV transmission. They are at increased risk for HV infection due to high risk behaviors such as injecting drug using, needle/syringe exchange, tattooing, and unsafe sexual contact. The prevalence of HIV infection in Iran has been increased in recent decades while, the prevention strategies also are widely implemented in Iran. In this review, the results of searched literatures demonstrated that the major risk factor for HIV infection and transmission in prison inmates in injecting drug user, followed by tattooing and even razor sharing. The results showed that history of unsafe sexual contact with men or women inside or outside the prison is not a major risk factor for HIV infection. Whoever, we should consider that the recent risk factor may be under reported by prisoners because of disgraceful behavior. [Ghasemzadeh I, Zare Shahri R, Namazi SA, Sadeghi P, Namazi SSh, Ghasemzadeh A. Review of HIV risk factors in prison inmates in Iran.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Risk Factor, HIV, Prisoners.
Subjects: public health
infectious diseases
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center
Depositing User: مركز تحقيقات بيماريهاي عفوني
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2547

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