A1 Issues in Correctional Health (Part 2) -- One More for the Prevention Tool Belt: Dispensing Condoms in Adult Correctional Settings

Background/Purpose: Since high numbers of incarcerated persons are infected with bacterial sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), hepatitis, and/or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) upon entry or while incarcerated, reducing the spread of disease within correctional settings is imperative for protecting the health of those incarcerated, as well as that of the community. However, HIV/STD prevention programs face significant barriers to providing condoms in adult correctional settings.

Objectives of Symposium: To discuss challenges and successes of three diverse condom distribution programs and to identify key issues in designing, implementing, and evaluating condom distribution programs.

Implications for Programs, Policy, and/or Research: Opportunities for focused collaboration between hepatitis/HIV/STD prevention activities and correctional agencies may be enhanced. The disproportionate prevalence of disease among incarcerated persons, particularly among racial/ethnic minorities, and the communities to which they return may be reduced.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010: 10:45 AM-12:00 PM
Grand Ballroom A (M4) (Omni Hotel)
10:45 AM
Session Introduction
Jamie Miller, MPH, Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Branch, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, CA
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
The California Prison Condom Pilot: From Formative Research to Implementation and Evaluation
Kimberley Lucas, MPH, Office of AIDS, California Department of Public Health, Sacramento, CA
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