Correctional Institutions

State Correctional Institutions, Pennsylvania

The State Correctional Institutions became involved with the expanded testing program in January 2009. HIV testing is performed at all 26 facilities across the state, and tests hundreds of inmates per month. Testing is offered both at the population level and at discharge, and performed using blood ELISAs. The SCIs have successfully identified and linked positive cases to care.

George W. Hill Correctional Facility, Thornton

Otherwise known as Delaware County Prison, the G.W. Hill Correctional Facility began expanded HIV testing in April 2008. HIV testing is offered to all inmates at medical intake, or during educational sessions conducted by the HIV Educator. Testing is performed using conventional Orasure technology. The institution has successfully identified and linked positive cases to care.

Bucks County Correctional Facility, Doylestown

Bucks County Prison became involved with the expanded testing program in August 2009. The facility’s program is unique in that consent for HIV test is incorporated into the consent for general care. This model has been very successful in destigmatizing HIV and yielding a large number of tested individuals. HIV testing is offered to all inmates at medical intake and performed using blood ELISAs. The facility has successfully identified and linked positive cases to care.

Loysville Youth Development Center, Loysville

South Mountain Secure Treatment Unit, South Mountain

Youth Forestry Camp #3, James Creek