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View Poll Results: Are you afraid of the risk your husband/boyfriend has for catching HIV/AIDS
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Yes but only for something he couldn't help such as an unwanted fight, rape, or etc. 47 32.87%
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:08 AM
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Unhappy Are You Worried About The Risk Of Your Husband/Boyfriend catching HIV/AIDS?

I recently went for a free HIV/AIDS test they were having the at my doctor the day of my physical just for the heck of it. They had a lot of pamphlets on the statistics in the state & country for new case # of the infected in the last 5 years there. I was explaining to this lady what I was currently going through with my husband going to prison & what not. She explained to me the statistics of the prison population & HIV/AIDS & handed me the pamphlet on it. Then she said that 1 in 7 people in prison had HIV/AIDS last year. And A Lot of people who go in uninfected come out infected from the close contact they have with other inmates from tattoos & Fights to Rape & Sexual Encounters. It scared me. Are any of you ladies afraid of this outcome when your husband/boyfriend is released. I immediately warned my husband our next conversation.
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Good on ya for getting tested. Even when you know like you know like you know you're in the clear, it's a brave thing to do.

I have to be honest, I'm not worried about it. My LO actively avoids high-risk behaviour like tats, doesn't shoot up, and while a fight could expose him, he submits himself to testing for HIV and HepC on a regular basis (he's a little on the paranoid side, but I won't complain!).

I'm far more concerned about the general lack of healthcare for more common illnesses that are ignored and then become facility-wide problems.

Again, good for you for testing and I'm sure your husband will do everything he can to protect himself during his time.
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I didn't vote in the poll, but I will share this ... When I first met my wife I had only been out less than a year and after telling her I had been in prison recently she was VERY concerned about HIV and HepC. To alleviate her concerns we went together to be tested. I don't really remember who's idea it was initially, probably her's ... but I do remember I didn't take it personal or anything.

I should add that I would think if my loved one was in the joint I would be concerned, but not worried. I know in Texas they at least attempt to house those groups together and it takes more than casual contact (from what I understand) to become infected.

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No But I do know everyone released from a florida prison is tested before release. More concerned about getting struck by lightening!!!!
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Not at all because he's been in solitary confinement for years so he's not around nobody to "catch" HIV/AIDS and also I'm MORE worried about his safety in there than anything he has MORE chances on getting jumped and assaulted by an CO than to catch HIV/AIDS.
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Mine is a friend, not my man, but I gotta admit, I do worry about those things, not just for my inmate, but all inmates and their loved ones. For me, it's the tattoos. I have a ton of tattoos, and know a lot of tattoo artists, and more than HIV, I worry about Hep C. It can last on metal surfaces like needles for days, and it's not killed by boiling, or cleaning. HIV is a weak virus, and dies almost immediately immediately when outside of body temperature, unlike Hep C which is very resistant...
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My love letter came today and his written expression of happiness to have me , made me excited. He was sure to let me know that his H.I.V came back negative and he encouraged me to go get tested.
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I wasn't worried about it, but my guy thought that I was. A few days after he came home, he suggested that we get tested. And we did.
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Not at all because he's been in solitary confinement for years so he's not around nobody to "catch" HIV/AIDS and also I'm MORE worried about his safety in there than anything he has MORE chances on getting jumped and assaulted by an CO than to catch HIV/AIDS.
I am definitely worried about that too and probably more. But I have always been on the scared side of HIV and Hep C. I don't know why. Every since I was about 11 years old and I was taught about it. I was always very cautious when it came to close personal contact. So yes the risk of getting in a fight or being raped really scares the heck outta me. My husband knows better than to do anything stupid to put himself at risk. But as you pointed out, it's very dangerous in there.
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Mine is a friend, not my man, but I gotta admit, I do worry about those things, not just for my inmate, but all inmates and their loved ones. For me, it's the tattoos. I have a ton of tattoos, and know a lot of tattoo artists, and more than HIV, I worry about Hep C. It can last on metal surfaces like needles for days, and it's not killed by boiling, or cleaning. HIV is a weak virus, and dies almost immediately immediately when outside of body temperature, unlike Hep C which is very resistant...

I should have mentioned the risk of Hep C with that threat as well. Because yes it is a concern too and it's a bit easier to catch. HIV lives about 5 minutes maybe 10 outside of the body OR when it touches air But Hep C I think can live up to 3 days maybe 5. so that is a concern as well. Sometimes the needle doesn't have air in it so a virus can live inside a needle a little bit longer than it can if it were just on say a T-shirt.
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He knows about my friend who passed away due to a AIDS related illness so he knows how I am about testing. When he gets out he will have gotten tested and we planned to hit up a planned parent hood before ever becoming intimate so we both can be tested at the same time. I love him and trust him but I love me more and my health is not something I play with.
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The same high risk behaviors for contracting nasty diseases, hepatitis/HIV, are available both in and out of prison. Being tested is a great idea.
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Yes! i am concern as a nurse whose son is now in Detention. It was one of my major concern. I was not worried about tattoo or drug taking but about shaving his head and what tool is used for shaving. The needle and syrings used if he has to be given medication or simple blood extraction. A survery carried out led to the findins in one of the nursing journnal last month which stated that many medical/nursing staff uses 'single use' syringnes more than once before discarding. So the risk factor is there!
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This is so important, all the information, conferences, talks, etc. about HIV is necessary and inmates need to know all the possible ways to get infected.

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This is so important, all the information, conferences, talks, etc. about HIV is necessary and inmates need to know all the possible ways to get infected.

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And I just said that in one of my posts because there is a heavy duty risk in prison and for those that have a sexual relationship with someone who has such a high risk for being exposed. The whole "1 in 7 inmates are HIV positive." But many choose to ignore it or they are just scared. You have to protect yourself and be aware of it.
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They also get it from tattoos and shared drug needles inside.
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They also get it from tattoos and shared drug needles inside.
Another big thing is many of them contracted it from the lifestyle before incarceration. Such as drug dealers sleeping w prostitutes that are infected. Or many times someone heavily on drugs is NOT taking care of themselves. They just don't care because they can't care. So many got it from the lifestyle before incarceration, being promiscuous (no condoms) and obviously IV drug use (sharing infected needles).
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No, my husband doesn't use drugs, doesn't share tattoo needles or any other personal care items (razors, toothbrushes), rape is not a concern and there's no consensual sexual contact happening, my only worry would be a fight or riot but his rowdy days are over so that chance is much slimmer than in the past. All AZ inmates are tested upon release but no, it's not a concern at all.
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I think it's a concern depending on the type of prison your loved one is sent to.
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No- not at all. My man doesnt have sec with men. He doesn't do drugs and share needles..
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Nope not concerned at all. My husband is straight and doesn't get prison tattoos or do drugs and doesn't share hygiene products. He keeps to him self and keep keeps his stuff locked up. Also they are tested upon release so I'll have all that info on hand when he walks out
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Not worried at all. He don't have risky behaviors.
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Its not something I worried about.
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I was a little worried at first because my fiance told me that he's been raped a few times while inside. But he told me that he gets tested yearly and his last one came out fine, and it was long enough for something to have developed.
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There are many unexpected things that can happen when you are inside, It's a good thing that you had yourself tested and had the courage to tell your other half of the dangers of acquiring HIV/AIDS. Make it a ritual to get tested every year, it's a good practice which is beneficial not only to your but also to the people around you.
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