Given the dual epidemics of HIV and tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa and evidence suggesting a disproportionate burden of these diseases among detainees in the region, the authors aimed to investigate the epidemiology of HIV and tuberculosis in prison populations, describe services available and challenges to service delivery, and identify priority areas for programmatically relevant research in sub-Saharan African prisons.
They reviewed literature on HIV and tuberculosis in sub-Saharan African prisons published between 2011 and 2015, and identified data from only 24 of the 49 countries in the region.
This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)
Telisinghe, Lilanganee et al. HIV and tuberculosis in prisons in sub-Saharan Africa. The Lancet , Volume 388 , Issue 10050 , 1215 - 1227 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30578-5
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