HIV-Infected Prisoners: What Mental Health Services are Constitutionally Mandated?
This article examines HIV infection rates in state & federal correctional facilities. It also discusses how HIV infected inmates suffer from the same mental health disorders as uninfected inmates but are additionally subject to mental health problems that are uniquely related to their HIV infection. The article proceeds to evaluate the current provisions of mental health care for uninfected inmates. The article describes the type of mental health services that are constitutionally mandated, & discusses how prisons will have to respond to the mental health issues related to HIV infection. (AK)