Prisons settings

UNODC's role is to assist the countries to ensure that health care and HIV and AIDS prevention and care services for prisoners are equivalent to those available in the general community. The Office assists countries to provide HIV related information and education to prisoners, wardens and other staff in prison settings; also encourages countries to provide confidential and voluntary counseling, testing, psychosocial support, and to provide the means to prevent HIV, care and treatment. Read more...

At any given point in time there are more than 10-million people imprisoned worldwide. Taking into account the high numbers of both new and released prisoners, there are more than 30 million prisoners worldwide every year.



 

Publications on HIV and Prison Settings

Projects in the field

Female Drug Use in Pakistan: Mapping Estimates, Ethnographic Results & Behaviourial Assessment


HIV in prisons: Situation and needs assessment toolkit

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The African HIV in Prisons Partnership Network

The African HIV in Prisons Partnership Network ( AHPPN) has been developed to support effective responses to HIV and AIDS in detentions on the continent. Read more ...

New monitoring centre helps tackle HIV in prisons in Latin America and the Caribbean


The Monitoring Centre - Observatorio VIH y Cárceles de Latinoamérica y el Caribe in Spanish - gathers data from 23 countries. Its primary aim is to help governments and civil society define and implement national HIV prison policies based on international standards. Read more ...