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Prison Service

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which prisons provide on-site screening for blood-borne viruses; and if she will make a statement. (111750)

Any prisoner concerned about the possibility of being infected with a blood-borne virus will have pre-test discussion, the test itself, and post-test discussion about the result by a trained health practitioner in the prison. This is similar to the experience of any person requesting such a test in the community.

These tests are only performed on the basis of clinical risk assessment or patient request.