H.R.1429 - Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2009

To provide for an effective HIV/AIDS program in Federal prisons. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: To provide for an effective HIV/AIDS program in Federal prisons. as introduced.
  • Short: Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2009 as passed house.

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03/11/09
 
03/17/09
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2009 - Directs the Bureau of Prisons to develop, and draft regulations to implement, a comprehensive policy to provide HIV testing, treatment, and prevention for inmates in federal prisons and upon reentry into the community. Requires such policy to provide for: (

Official Summary

Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2009 - Directs the Bureau of Prisons to develop, and draft regulations to implement, a comprehensive policy to provide HIV testing, treatment, and prevention for inmates in federal prisons and upon reentry into the community. Requires such policy to provide for:
(1) testing of inmates upon intake and counseling;
(2) pre-test and post-test counseling;
(3) improvement of HIV/AIDS awareness and inmate education;
(4) HIV testing of inmates annually or upon exposure to HIV;
(5) HIV testing of pregnant inmates;
(6) comprehensive medical treatment of inmates who test positive and confidential counseling on managing their medical condition and preventing HIV transmission to other persons;
(7) protection of inmate confidentiality;
(8) testing, counseling, and referral of inmates to health care and social service agencies prior to reentry into the community;
(9) the right of inmates to refuse routine testing;
(10) excluding as \"routine\" the testing of an inmate who may have transmitted HIV to any U.S. officer or employee or to any person lawfully present but not incarcerated in a correctional facility; and
(11) timely notification to inmates of test results.Amends the federal criminal code to:
(1) require HIV testing for all inmates upon intake regardless of length of sentence or risk factors;
(2) allow inmates to decline testing prior to release from incarceration;
(3) make HIV test results inadmissible in civil and criminal proceedings; and
(4) make HIV testing part of the routine health screening conducted at inmate intake. Directs the Bureau of Prisons to report to Congress:
(1) within one year on Bureau policies and procedures to provide testing, treatment, and prevention education programs for hepatitis and other diseases transmitted through sexual activity and intravenous drug use; and
(2) annually on the incidence among inmates of diseases transmitted through sexual activity and intravenous drug use, including specific information on HIV/AIDS.Authorizes appropriations.

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