"AIDS-related deaths among all state and federal prison inmates declined an average 16% per year between 2001 and 2010, from 24 deaths per 100,000 inmates in 2001 to 5 per 100,000 in 2010.

"Among state and federal inmates with HIV/AIDS, the rate of AIDS-related deaths dropped significantly, from 134 deaths per 10,000 inmates with HIV/AIDS in 2001 to 38 per 10,000 in 2010.

"When grouped by 2010 yearend custody populations, the declining rate of HIV/AIDS in small, medium, and large state prisons had the same 3% average annual decline in the national rate between 2001 and 2010.

"Between 2001 and 2010, the average annual decline of 16% in the national AIDS mortality rate was similar to the decline in small (down 12%), medium (down 17%), and large (down 19%) state prison populations.

"Rate of HIV/AIDS cases and AIDS-related deaths declined across all sizes of prison populations.

"In 2009, the AIDS mortality rate among state prison inmates (6 per 100,000) fell below the rate for the U.S. general population (7 per 100,000).

"AIDS-related deaths in state prisons declined from 89 in 2009 to 69 in 2010 among males, from 70 to 43 among black non-Hispanics, and from 87 to 60 among all state inmates age 35 or older."

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Maruschak, Laura M. "HIV In Prisons, 2001-2010," (Washington, DC: US Dept. of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics), NCJ 238877, Sept. 2012.