Guidelines published to prevent STD (sexually transmitted diseases) in prisions. Is this collective receiving these basic needs?
In the last week of May this year, 2018, the “European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control” and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction published guidelines for the prevention and monitoring of contagious diseases in prisons including std diagnosing tests for prisoners, on observing the risk of spread of hepatitis B and C, HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases – STDs. These guidelines state the need to put the pertinent tests for diagnosing the aforementioned sexually transmitted diseases at the disposal of prisoners, as their diagnosis and treatment could prevent transmission in both prisoners and the community in general. In 2016, medical journal The Lancet published a series of articles in which they stated, among other things, that “Global control of HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis cannot be controlled effectively without attending to these basic needs of the prisoners” (see HERE). We underline the relevance of this Guide due to the increasing incidence of STD infection worldwide (see HERE).
See also WHO report on HIV pandemic