|ADVANCE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Bureau of Justice Statistics|
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NUMBER OF HIV-POSITIVE STATE AND FEDERAL INMATES CONTINUES TO DECLINE
About 44 percent of state inmates and 39 percent of federal inmates have medical problems
WASHINGTON Between 2005 and 2006 the number of state and federal prisoners who were HIV-positive decreased 3.1 percent from 22,676...