Prisoners are 5 times more likely to be living with HIV

07 June 2019

UNAIDS estimates that people in prison are on average five times more likely to be living with HIV compared with adults who are not incarcerated. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates the difference to be even starker, suggesting prisoners are 15 times more likely to be HIV-positive than those who are not in imprisoned.

Graphic showing Prisoners 5x more likely to be be LWHIV

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