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HIV/AIDS is still a double sentence in prisons

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7533.119-b (Published 12 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:119
  1. Oscar Ozmund Simooya, medical officer (cbumed@zamnet.zm),
  2. Nawa Sanjobo, senior clinical officer
  1. Copperbelt University, PO Box 21692, Kitwe, Zambia
  2. Copperbelt University, PO Box 21692, Kitwe, Zambia

    Editor—The news that a prisoner dying of AIDS in South Africa was released to be with his family in his last few days is welcome but a grim reminder that living with HIV/AIDS, and many other chronic illnesses, in prisons is still a double sentence for prisoners in many parts of the world.1

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