Journal article

HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and tuberculosis-related mortality among incarcerated people: a global scoping review

Rebecca Jane Bosworth, Rohan Borschmann, Frederick L Altice, Stuart Alistair Kinner, Kate Dolan, Michael Farrell

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRISONER HEALTH | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Purpose: People in prison are at a higher risk of preventable mortality from infectious disease such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and tuberculosis (TB) than those in the community. The extent of infectious disease-related mortality within the prison setting remains unclear. The purpose of this paper was to collate available information on infectious disease-related mortality, including the number of deaths and calculate the person-time death rate. Design/methodology/approach: The authors searched databases between 1 January 2000 and 18 November 2020 for studies reporting HIV, HBV, HCV, TB and/or HIV/TB-r..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The first author is a recipient of an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship. The funder was not involved in any of the research process, from design to submission.The authors would like to gratefully acknowledge the contribution made to the early revisions of this manuscript by Professor Donald Weatherburn.