(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Vulnerable places : prison locations, socioeconomic status, and HIV infection in Texas

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

OPPONG J.R. (1) ; KUTCH L. (2) ; TIWARI C. (1) ; ARBONA S. (3) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ. of North Texas, Denton, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Geography, Michigan State University, East lansing, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Texas Dept. of State Health Services, Austin, ETATS-UNIS


U.S. prisons have higher rates of HIV infection and tend to locate in poor areas. Because the geographic concentration of vulnerable peoples creates an environment of heightened vulnerability to disease, and vulnerable places attract vulnerable people, we should expect higher HIV infection rates in areas immediately adjacent to prison facilities. Using deidentified HIV surveillance data, we explore this hypothesis. The results suggest that areas in close proximity to prison units have lower socioeconomic status and higher HIV rates, with clear distance decay, and should be prioritized for increased intervention to reduce HIV incidence.


Article of periodic

published at : The Professional geographer / ISSN 0033-0124

Editor : Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1946)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 66, no4 [pp. 653-663]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 4 tabl., 4 cartes




Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00330124.2013.852040

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