Alabama and South Carolina have joined efforts in seclusion among prisoners with HIV/AIDS. Additionally, the two states have imposed mandatory HIV testing of its prisoners in attempts to halt the spread of the epidemic and to further preserve prison health. Even so, this precautionary plan is shocking Human Right activists, who view this treatment as discrimination.
After testing positive, prisoners are forced to live in separate units and wear designating armbands. The prisoners also eat and worship separately to avoid contamination. Moreover, they are publicly denied participation in re-entry programs that aim in transitioning back into society. Through these measures, prisoners are subjected to stigma and harassment.