A comparison of the general knowledge of AIDS and HIV-1 acquisition and transmission of 210 newly incarcerated male inmates in Maryland was compared with a random sample of 1,766 men interviewed by the National Center for Health Statistics. The knowledge of AIDS, likely and unlikely routes of transmission of HIV-1, and contraceptive methods of preventing HIV-1 transmission were very high and similar in the two groups. However, perceived risk of acquiring HIV-1 was significantly higher among prisoners (p < 0.01), possibly reflecting that a substantial proportion possess a pre-incarceration history of IV drug use.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Prison and Jail Health|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health