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Incarcerated People Living with HIV/AIDS

Case studies of provider to patient encounters covering cultural gaps in gender, age, health literacy, trust and other socio-ethnic barriers. Cases also cover intra-ethnic variations among incarcerated people living with HIV/AIDS and the need to avoid stereotyping in one's approach to care and treatment. 
The following are chosen from the AETC-NMC collection of case studies and focus on scenarios involving incarcerated people living with HIV/AIDS:
Case Study 5 Carol, a 35-year-old woman of African descent, comes to the clinic for a follow-up visit after having an HIV test. Upon receiving her results through the post-counseling interview, it is discovered that Carol is really Carl, a 35-year-old man who has recently been released from prison. Read more...
Case Study 32

Peter is a 48 year-old African American male diagnosed with HIV 17 years ago. He has a history of intravenous drug abuse and consistently adhered to antiretroviral therapy (ARTs) while incarcerated for vehicular manslaughter due to a drunk driving accident. Read more...


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