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Examining HIV, drug use and risk behaviours: A case study in the custodial settings of Thailand and Indonesia.

Thomson N, Reid G, Dolan K
Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, University of New South Wales, Australia and Research Institute for Health Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand and Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Mel


Custodial settings are high-risk environments for HIV. This paper examines publicly available data about the drug use and risk behaviours of Thai and Indonesian prisoners and outlines a process used to collect new data. In 2005, the Departments of Corrections in Thailand and Indonesia requested researchers examine HIV and drug use issues but the findings are too sensitive to publish. The Departments of Corrections in Thailand and Indonesia are using the results to develop public health responses.


  • Journal: International Journal of Prisoner Health
  • Published: 01/05/2009
  • Volume: 5
  • Issue: 4
  • Pagination: 180-191