This chapter focuses on the implications of a prison setting on prisoners' disclosure of their HIV positive status. The chapter provides several recommendations for prison staff and health care workers to ensure that HIV positive prisoners are supported and educated, and that confidentiality is treated seriously.
Sasha Gear is a former CSVR Senior Researcher. She is Co-Director of the South African branch of Just Detention International. Sasha works closely with the South African Department of Correctional Services and civil society groups to address sexual abuse in detention and the associated health risks.