Drug users and people with HIV infection need better care in prison

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7047.1671a (Published 29 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1671
  1. Chris Ford
  1. General practitioner 97 Brondesbury Road, London NW6 6RR

    EDITOR,—A recent incident has shown me the problems that can arise with the medical care of drug users and people with HIV infection in prison. The patient was a long term drug user who had been remanded in custody. He had been seeing me, his general practitioner, for over a year about his drug problem. At the time of his arrest his drug use was still considerable but was reducing, and he was using only prescribed drugs. In the same year his …

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