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His reason: The settlement granting inmates hepatitis C treatment also prevents them from suing the state for any reason.
1971’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” is among Gil Scott-Heron’s hits. He was HIV positive when he died in 2011.
This means that Tennessee can ration hepatitis C treatment among prisoners living with the life-threatening virus.
Some state Medicaid programs and prison systems still restrict treatment based on substance use or stage of liver disease.
Tight living spaces, lack of protective gear and preexisting health conditions may account for the higher death rate in prisons.
HIV criminalization experts convened attorneys and stakeholders to propose public health guidelines.
This includes New York inmates who are older, sick, pregnant or have serious respiratory conditions or compromised immune systems.
Incarcerated individuals have a very high rate of hep C infection, making their time in custody an ideal opportunity for treatment.
Released from prison 25 years early, the former college wrestler had been sentenced for failing to disclose his HIV.
An outbreak has prompted a mass vaccination effort.
This is one of several lawsuits filed by advocates on behalf of inmates with the liver virus in U.S. prisons.
Thus far, no state prison systems have adopted the protocols that advocates are demanding.
The settlement ensures all affected state prisoners will be treated for the disease.
Most cite high prices as the reason for denying treatment.
Newer hep C meds may give more prisoners access to the cure.
This episode of Perspectives is about the “State of Young Black Males.” Check out this video and comment, like and share!
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