ANAC2013 Invited Speaker
HIV Prevention Among Incarcerated Populations
Friday, November 22,2013
10:30 am - Noon
Laurie C. Reid, RN MS
CAPT., US Public Health Service
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
With more than two million men and women in custody in American jails and prisons, there's a great need for nurses to care for the correctional population. And because correctional nurses work with a disproportionate number of incarcerated minorities, health issues particular to certain groups might be more likely seen inside prisons than on the outside. Correctional population sometimes faces higher rates of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, MRSA, and even infectious diseases. It is important that nurses understand recent epidemiological trends in HIV infection among the incarcerated population in the United States and understand the health implications of caring for HIV-infected incarcerated patients. Nurses can serve as advocates in the critical areas of screening, prevention and policy.
Laurie C. Reid, an officer in U.S. Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps, currently serves as the Senior Public Health Advisor in the Office of Health Equity, Division of HIV/AIDS prevention within the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Tuskegee University and a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the University of Maryland, University College. In her current position, she works with CDC and other agencies such as the: Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and other non-governmental organizations in the area of HIV prevention strategies. She is also regarded as a correctional health care subject matter expert and frequently provides technical assistance and consultation to CDC and other entities. She is sought after by CDC and Health and Human Services offices for her knowledge of correctional populations.