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Israel: All prisoners have voluntary HIV test

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 04 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:282

Since 1988, 72 inmates in Israel's prison system have been shown to be positive for HIV by tests carried out soon after their incarceration. So far no inmates have been found to have contracted HIV infection during their time in prison.

Dr Jacob Zighelboim, chief medical officer of the Israel prison service, says that there are currently 6000 offenders in …

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