The Federal Bureau of Prisons is making
available information to help meet the requirements of the Correctional
Officers Health and Safety Act of 1998, which requires that the Attorney
General and the Secretary of Health and Human Services provide guidelines
for infectious disease prevention and detection, and treatment of inmates
and correctional employees who face exposure to infectious diseases in
The clinical guidelines referenced below
are being made available to the public for informational purposes only.
The Bureau does not make any promise or warrant these guidelines for any
other purpose, and assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage
resulting from the reliance thereof. Proper medical practice necessitates
that all cases be evaluated on an individual basis and that treatment
decisions be patient-specific.