Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2006 briefly introduces the issues related to the bill. These issues will be identified in this paper. Representative Maxine Waters introduces the bill; the history initial development, and the reason for introducing the bill however, these issues will be further discussed. The bill is introduced in order to stop AIDS in the prison system. The bill presents three sections which are the short title, the comprehensive HIV/AIDS policy, and the requirements for the policy. Research relevant to HIV/AIDS will be presented. The social, economic, political and ethical considerations that may impact human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) will be discussed. The interest groups in favor of the bill and the interest groups not in favor of the bill will be discussed. The nursing perspective will be discussed regarding the bill and recommendations about the bill will be provided.
Keywords: policy, HIV/AIDS, bill
Introduction of the Problem/Issue of Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2006
The Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2006 was introduced by Representative Maxine Waters. The bill was introduced for an effective (HIV) human immunodeficiency virus (AIDS) acquired immunodeficiency syndrome program in the federal prison system. The main goal is to stop AIDS in federal prisons. In the Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2006 a comprehensive policy must be developed for testing, treatment, and prevention of HIV/AIDS for inmates upon reentry and within the prisons. This paper will provide data, history, and the initial development of the bill. This paper will provide input on the proponent and opponent views; while also giving input on nursing prospective concerning the issue of the main topic of the bill. Policy recommendations will be discussed. A complete overview of the bill is presented with different perspectives on the goal to stop HIV/AIDS in
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