More than 300 inmates HIV positive

By Rosalia David

DURING the last financial year, a total of 356 inmates in Namibian prisons are recorded to be living with HIV.
This was revealed by Namibian Correctional Services spokesperson, Commissioner Sam Shaalulange in an interview with Confidente who gave the most recent figures from 2019 to 2021.
He however pointed out that there is no data on transmission of HIV inside correctional facilities, adding that upon admission inmates are offered with HIV testing services within 48 hours and during incarceration and on release voluntarily.

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