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Chronic Indifference: HIV/AIDS Services for Immigrants Detained by the United States

Chronic Indifference

HIV/AIDS Services for Immigrants Detained by the United States

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I. Executive Summary

II. Recommendations

To the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

To the Division of Immigration Health Services

To Immigration and Customs Enforcement

To the U.S. Government Accountability Office

To the U.S. Congress

III. Background

Detention of Immigrants by the United States

Detention Facilities

Conditions in Detention

Accountability

IV. Methodology

V. Findings

Statements and Information from Immigrants in Detention Living with HIV/AIDS

VI. Access to HIV/AIDS Treatment in Immigration Detention

ICE Policy and Procedures

The DIHS Covered Services Package

The HIV/AIDS Detention Standard

Which Standards Apply?

ICE Oversight of HIV/AIDS Care in Immigration Detention

VII. Legal Standards

ICE Obligation to Ensure Medical Care

The Right to Reasonable Medical Care

The Right to Health under International Law

International Standards for the Treatment of Prisoners

The Equivalence Standard

International Guidelines for the Treatment of Prisoners with HIV/AIDS

VIII. Conclusion

Acknowledgements

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December 2007 Volume 19, No. 5(G)