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October 04, 2007

SFAF Podcast #18 - Innovative HIV Prevention in San Francisco County Jails

In this episode, Kate Monico Klein, the director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health's Forensic AIDS Project, discusses HIV prevention in San Francisco county jails.  In the late 1980s, the Forensic AIDS Project began distributing condoms to prisoners and today, remains one of only six such programs in the nation.

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The Forensic AIDS Project offers San Francisco county jail prisoners HIV and hepatitis testing and treatment and aftercare services including housing and healthcare follow-up. They are partnering with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and others for the next forum in our HIVision series on October 11th entitled HIVision: Preventing HIV in Prisons and Jails.

Ms. Monico Klein came to the Forensic AIDS Project after serving as the Coordinator of Women’s Services for the Department of Public Health for San Francisco.  She has a background in legislative work on women’s and jail issues with a special interest in the healthcare issues of women prisoners.

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