Dr. Jacob Arriola on Transitioning to "Life On the Outside"

HIV-infected inmates are more likely to participate in drug treatment and not engage in risky sexual behavior six months after release if they're met at the gate of the correctional facility by a case manager, according to a study by Emory University public health researchers. The study, "Post-release case management services and health-seeking behavior among HIV-infected ex-offenders," was published in the Aug. 3, 2007, issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. It offers moderate support for the important role that post-release case management services may play in the health-seeking behaviors of HIV-infected ex-offenders.

Audio with Dr. Jacob Arriola

Kimberly Jacob Arriola, PhD, MPH, is a study co-author and assistant professor of behavioral sciences and health education at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health.