Dr Janet Weston discusses the complexities of Ireland getting to grips with HIV and AIDS during the mid -1990s, and the services for injecting drug users in Mountjoy prison.
Dr Janet Weston considers how little progress has been made since the 1980s in addressing the problem of HIV and related infections among prisoners.
The emergence of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s presented particular challenges for prison medicine. Prison populations were quickly identified as having high rates of infection and of high-risk behaviours, and international organisations such as the World Health Organisation repeatedly called on governments to take action.
Nicholas Duvall on the controversies surrounding prisoner mental healthcare in the late 20th century
The relationship between prison doctors and their NHS colleagues was crucial to delivering prison healthcare …