CATALOGUE NUMBER: ATI-30012
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2002
AUTHOR/PUBLISHER: Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network|Réseau juridique canadien VIH/sida
LANGUAGE: English French
In 1996, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Canadian AIDS Society published a document entitled HIV/AIDS in prisons : final report, which reviewed the history of the response to HIV/AIDS in Canadian prisons and contained a list of recommendations for action. In 2001, a questionnaire was developed and sent to the federal and provincial/territorial ministers of health and ministers responsible for corrections, asking them what actions they have undertaken to respond to the recommendations in the Final report. This current document summarizes the information provided and comments on it. It highlights positive action undertaken by prison systems since 1996, as well as presenting a detailed picture of the current state of HIV/AIDS programs and services of each jurisdiction. An overview of significant national trends is also provided.