ACR Health Prevention Services in Syracuse is looking for ways to
reduce HIV and hepatitis C infection rates in New York state prisons.
to federal statistics, inmates have the highest rate of HIV in New
York, compared to any other state, and many of those inmates are
co-infected with hepatitis C. To fight that, the National Black
Leadership Commission on AIDS has a campaign that emphasizes public
awareness, education and access to testing and treatment.
C. Virginia Fields, president of the commission, says one of the best places to take the campaign is prison.