There is a misguided idea that there is no attempt to work on HIV/AIDS. Just the reverse is true. In addition to the medical research that is going on there are specific government programs that intend to attack the condition both in rural areas and in areas within city limits.
The concept that we will be studying in this article is that of “Medial Advocate Discharge Planning.”
So far I have studied the concepts of “Rural Holiday Socials,” “Rural Triage Counseling” and the “Rural Home-Based Treatment Coordinator” among other topics.
An area that is notorious for HIV/AIDS is prison. Also people get other illnesses as well. One of the things that we want to do is to make sure that people entering the regular population have access to medical treatment and have special attention paid to conditions such as HIV/AIDS. Another objective is to try and decrease emergency room visits. In other words we want to get people treatment on a basis that is easily accessible and inexpensive.
It is very easy to do.
When a person is getting close to release then they are seen by a nurse male or female as the case may be. They take a history and see what may be needed in the way of treatment specifically medications.
It should be remembered that one of the most difficult things about HIV/AIDS is people will not pursue medications. With this system they are set up and that not only gets them treatment but protects the civilian population as well.
When the inmate is ready to go one final visit is scheduled right before they leave the facility.
Some additional benefits to this program include the fact that inmates with HIV/AIDS will bring friends in for treatment including those within and without the facility. Once again this serves a two-fold purpose. People who need treatment get it and the civilian population is protected.
People who have HIV/AIDS are often resistant to seek treatment. This may be as a result of embarrassment or fear. The positive result is they might be saved and further people who do not have the condition might benefit as well.
The government tries to hit as many sites as possible to get treatment for people. Prisons are an obvious location. Because of the same-sex situation there is a large amount of sexual involvement that can cause HIV/AIDS. However that isn’t the only issue. Prisoners are able to get drugs at times.
In a perfect world we would not have to worry about these types of problems in prisons but if we lived in a perfect world then we probably wouldn’t need prisons, would we?
“AIDS Service Organization Family and Medical Services,” HIV Programs, “Medical Advocate Discharge Planning”
Associated Content Website, Gary Davis, “Reaching Those with HIV/AIDS: “The Rural “Holiday Social”
Associated Content Website, Gary Davis, “Reaching Those with HIV/AIDS: “Rural Triage Counseling”