While not an article directly about HIV/AIDS, the harrowing piece linked below is an engaging read and has points relevant to Rethinking.
Attacks [sexual, man on man] don’t always begin like this. Sometimes, “they’ll lure them with drugs and get them really high – 90 per cent of prisoners shoot-up drugs”. Sometimes they’ll trick the victim into a debt and then make them repay it with sex. Other times it can start with a beating or stabbing.
Rampant drug use, check for Rethinking.
…Unsurprisingly, in such an epidemic, sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates are sky-high. Attwood says in one prison, he counted up the cons with hepatitis C: it came to two-thirds. Many had HIV. The only ones receiving treatment were those who had taken legal action. And thus, some prisoners had full-blown Aids.
“Full-blown AIDS” or natural consequences of a mixture of drug use, confinement (daylight deprivation) and trauma to the orifices?
[Source: The Independent]