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After Prison, Many PLWH Go Without Treatment

When people living with HIV walk out of prison, they leave with up to a month's worth of HIV medication in their pockets. What they don't necessarily leave with is access to health care or the services that will keep them healthy in the long term. That is one of the findings of a study published Tuesday in PLoS Medicine. The study was among the first to follow people with HIV from jail or prison back into the community. What they found was that most people — more than half — fell out of care within three years of leaving prison. Dr. Frederick Altice, director of Yale's HIV and Prisons program and a CIRA affiliate, is the study's co-author.

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Published: Sunday, October 14, 2018