HIV Positive Inmates Forced To Wear Armbands In Jail

In most cases, one's medical records are considered private. But not in correctional facilities in both Alabama and South Carolina, where prisoners are required to take an HIV/AIDS test and, if they are HIV positive, they are identified to the general population in the most demeaning of manners. In Alabama, the prisoner must wear an armband to indicate their status and live in a different unit from other cellmates. In South Carolina, infected males have blue dots on their badges and the female prisoners carry the name of the HIV/AIDS dorm on their uniforms... Read more: National AIDS Month: HIV Activist Shares Her Story Young AA Women Enlighten Girls About HIV/AIDS
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