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Research Article

HIV Transmission in a State Prison System, 1988–2005

  • Krishna Jafa mail,

    kjafa@psi.org

    Affiliations: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Epidemiology Program Office, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Peter McElroy,

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Lisa Fitzpatrick,

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Craig B. Borkowf,

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Robin MacGowan,

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Andrew Margolis,

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Ken Robbins,

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Ae Saekhou Youngpairoj,

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Dale Stratford,

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Alan Greenberg,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, D. C., United States of America

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  • Jennifer Taussig,

    Affiliation: Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • R. Luke Shouse,

    Affiliation: Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Madeleine LaMarre,

    Affiliation: Georgia Department of Corrections, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Eleanor McLellan-Lemal,

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Walid Heneine,

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Patrick S. Sullivan

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: May 01, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005416

About the Authors

Krishna Jafa, Peter McElroy, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Craig B. Borkowf, Robin MacGowan, Andrew Margolis, Ken Robbins, Ae Saekhou Youngpairoj, Dale Stratford, Eleanor McLellan-Lemal, Walid Heneine, Patrick S. Sullivan
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Krishna Jafa
Epidemiology Program Office, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Alan Greenberg
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, D. C., United States of America
Jennifer Taussig, R. Luke Shouse
Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Madeleine LaMarre
Georgia Department of Corrections, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: kjafa@psi.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KJ PM LF RM AM DS AEG JT ML EML WH PSS. Performed the experiments: KJ PM LF CBB RM AM KR ASY DS JT RLS ML EML WH PSS. Analyzed the data: KJ PM LF CBB RM AM KR ASY DS AEG JT RLS EML WH PSS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KR ASY WH. Wrote the paper: KJ PM LF CBB RM AM KR ASY DS AEG JT RLS ML EML WH PSS.