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Netherlands: Potential HIV epidemic feared in jails

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6975.281b (Published 04 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:281

Researchers fear that there is the potential for an epidemic of HIV infection in the Netherlands' prisons, where each year up to half of the roughly 23 000 prisoners have a history of drug misuse. There is no compulsory testing for infection, but the Ministry of Justice estimates that between 800 and 1200 prisoners are HIV positive. This …

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