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WHO Guidelines on HIV Infection and AIDS in Prisons
UNAIDS Best Practice Collection
Description of Work
UNAIDS/99.47/E (English original, September 1999)
UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Geneva, September 1999, 9 pp

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"These guidelines were prepared on the basis of technical advice provided to WHO prior to and during a consultation of experts convened in Geneva in September 1992. The consultation included representatives of international and nongovernmental organizations and government departments with a wide range of experience and background in the health, management, and human rights aspects of HIV/AIDS in prisons.

The guidelines provide standards - from a public health perspective - which prison authorities should strive to achieve in their efforts to prevent HIV transmission in prisons and to provide care to those affected by HIV/AIDS. It is expected that the guidelines will be adapted by prison authorities to meet their local needs."

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