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An In-depth Examination of the Seek, Test, Treat and Retain (STTR) Framework in Four Criminal Justice Population Research Studies

In 2010, the National Institute of Drug Abuse implemented an initiative targeting the “Seek, Test, Treat, and Retain” (STTR) paradigm with HIV-infected drug abusers in criminal justice populations. The aim of the initiative is to develop, implement, and test strategies to increase HIV testing, provide antiretroviral therapy (ART) to HIV seropositive individuals, and to increase engagement and retention of individuals in HIV treatment during and after community re-entry following incarceration.

Aging and mortality in the state prison population

Over the past 20 years, while state prisoners sentenced more than one year grew by 55%, the number of imprisoned inmates ages 55 or older increased by 401%. In 2013, prisoners ages 55 or older accounted for 9.9% of the sentenced prison population, up from 3.1% in 1993. The changing age structure in U.S. state prison population has implications for the future management and care of inmates, including increased costs associated with healthcare for older inmates, as well as mortality rates.

S4: Infectious Disease: "An In- depth Examination of the Seek, Test, Treat and Retain (STTR) Framework in Four Criminal Justice Population Research Studies"

In 2010, the National Institute of Drug Abuse implemented an initiative targeting the “Seek, Test, Treat, and Retain” (STTR) paradigm with HIV-infected drug abusers in criminal justice populations. The aim of the initiative is to develop, implement, and test strategies to increase HIV testing, provide antiretroviral therapy (ART) to HIV seropositive individuals, and to increase engagement and retention of individuals in HIV treatment during and after community re-entry following incarceration.

S1: Mental Health: "The Development of a University- Based Specialty Program for State Prisoners with Gender Dysphoria"

The prevalence of incarcerated individuals with gender dysphoria (formerly known as gender identity disorder), intersex conditions, and who are transgendered remains unknown. Correctional systems face increased scrutiny, litigation risks, and other challenges in the treatment of individuals with gender dysphoria. This presentation is designed to provide an overview of the phenomenology, clinical presentation and challenges of this unique patient population within corrections.

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