HC Deb 13 April 1989 vol 150 cc705-6W
20. Mr. Nicholas Winterton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures he is taking to help counter the spread of AIDS in prisons.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

High priority is given to measures to prevent the transmission of HIV infection in prison. The main plank of the prevention strategy is education. Our latest initiative is a new package of education materials, including a video film, entitled "AIDS Inside and Out." Other measures include medical inquiry and examination at the reception stage, counselling of individual prisoners, and limited regime restrictions for prisoners identified as HIV antibody positive.

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