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Guantanamo tested prisoners' blood, vaccinated some after shingles, chickenpox cases

MIAMI The Guantanamo prison this summer suddenly offered voluntary HIV tests to its long-held war-on-terror captives, including former CIA prisoners kept in seclusion, after a detainee came down with shingles and gave chickenpox to a fellow captive in a communal prison block, the Miami Herald has learned. None of those tested was found to be HIV-positive, but prison medical staff concluded that at least 23 captives needed chickenpox vaccinations. All but one of the prisoners agreed to get it. At the prison, a Navy spokesman refused to discuss the medical testing program. Navy Capt. Christopher Scholl said by email from the base that no civilian, guard or detainee "has or had HIV"...