Experts urge action against HIV prison ‘incubators’

An estimated 30 million people move in and out of prisons worldwide every yearPublic health experts called Friday for far-reaching measures against prison "incubators" of HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis. Inmates are much more likely to carry infectious diseases than the general public, they said, and will spread the deadly germs as soon as they are released. "The majority of governments continue to ignore the strategic importance of prison healthcare to public health," he added.

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