Previously recorded during the 2020 Virtual National Conference
V07 - Overcoming Barriers to Care for HIV in Corrections - sponsored by Merck - Presented by Dr. Neil Fisher, MD, CCHP
HIV infection rates in correctional settings are higher compared with the general population. Prevalence of HIV in corrections is about 3 times higher than in the general United States population. Persons living with HIV who are unaware of their HIV-positive status account for about 49% of HIV transmissions. As the correctional facility may be the first time these patients actually get tested, jails and prisons are a unique point of access for screening and treating high-risk individuals for HIV. This presentation will guide correctional health professionals in the implementation of testing, treatment and linkage programs in corrections despite limited budgets and sparse resources. Participants will also explore ways to sustain these ongoing efforts to promote inmate, as well as community health.
- Discuss the uniqueness of the correctional setting in terms of HIV testing and treatment
- Discuss PREP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) and the importance of linking with PREP fter release
- Discuss the importance of Treatment as Prevention (TasP) and the need to adopt TasP into correctional HIV Care
About the Presenter
Dr. Neil Fisher is familiar to many of us who attend NCCHC conferences due to talks he has given at prior conferences. He is a proud graduate of Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. Dr. Fisher has been involved in Correctional Healthcare for over 20 years. He is best known for the care of the incarcerated prisoner especially those that are HIV positive and/or Hepatitis C positive. He is Wexford Health Sources’ Corporate Medical Director for Quality Management and Pharmacy. Dr. Fisher is based at Wexford’s Regional Office in Phoenix, Arizona.
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