Sunday, February 04, 2007

H.I.V. Testing in Texas Prisons

On Thursday Attorney General Greg Abbott ruled that Texas prisons are allowed to conduct mandatory H.I.V. tests on convicts. He did this upon the urging of Houston State Senator Rodney Ellis.

You can read about it here.

According to prison system statistics, more than 38,700 Texas convicts were tested for HIV last year. Of those, 372 were diagnosed as HIV-positive, according to the statistics.

Texas' prison system holds about 154,000 convicts.

Of those, 2,627 were HIV-positive in July, official statistics show.

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