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Results of STD testing reveal new cases of Syphilis and HIV at ADOC facility

The results are from a test of 1,227 incarcerated individuals at Staton Correctional Facility.

Staton Correctional Facility and Draper Correctional Facility near Elmore, Alabama. GOOGLE EARTH
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The results of a recent STD screening at an Alabama Department of Correction Facility (ADOC) revealed there were 62 new cases of syphilis and 10 cases HIV at the prison.

The results are from a test of 1,227 incarcerated individuals at Staton Correctional Facility. The screening was conducted by the Alabama Department of Public Health at the request of ADOC at the end of February.

ADPH shared the results of the screening with Alabama Appleseed researcher Eddie Burkhalter following an inquiry into the findings of the test.

According to monthly and quarterly statistical reports on ADOC’s website there is no publicly available information pertaining to rate or prevalence of STD transmission.

Patrick Darrington is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected].

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