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Housing is HIV Health Care

Housing is HIV Health Care

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February 2011
Housing is HIV Health Care
Housing assistance is health care for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Housing assistance is health care for people living with HIV/AIDS.
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access to treatment, their health outcomes, and how long they will live.
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must have safe, stable housing.
84%
 
Proportion of unstably housed people with HIV who received a voucher for rentalassistance who were stably housed at 18 months.
57%
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35%
 The reduction in emergency visits for people with HIV after they were stablyhoused.
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80%
 
 The reduction in mortality among homeless people with AIDS who receivedsupportive housing.
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HIV housing interventions are HIV health care:
Lack of stable housing equals lack of treatment success:
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Are more likely to enter HIV care late
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Housing status has more impact on health outcomes than demographics, drug andalcohol use, mental health status or receipt of social services.
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Improved housing is linked to better access to health careand better health outcomes:
People with HIV/AIDS who have stable housing are much more likely to access healthservices, attend primary care visits, receive ongoing care and receive care that meetsclinical practice standards.
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E
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ective antiretroviral therapy (HAART)
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Homeless people with HIV in Chicago who received a housing placement were twice aslikely to have an undetectable viral load 12 months later.
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Since 2005, the Summit Serieshas provided an innovativeforum to present research on therelationship between housingand HIV prevention and care, andto discuss the policy implications
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Researchers, policy makers,providers and consumers work 

based public policy goals andstrategies. The Summit Series is convenedby U.S. National AIDS Housing
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working in collaboration with andJohns Hopkins Bloomberg Schoolof Public Health. Summit VI willbe held
September 21-23, 201
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updates and to read Summitmaterials, visit
www.hivhousingsummit.org

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