Advanced Authentic Research
How Different Types of Unstable Housing Situations Lead to Distinct Health Outcomes Among HIV/AIDS Patients who Experience Housing Insecurity

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Alexandra S.

Summary

Prior research has shown that unstable housing leads to significantly worse health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS. However, current housing programs for HIV/AIDS patients who experience housing insecurity have not been effective in promoting better health outcomes for these patients. Perhaps our measurement of homelessness is imprecise and overlooks a diversity of unstable housing arrangements, each of which may have their own needs for intervention. This research project will use patient interviews to aid in the creation of an accurate measurement tool will allow medical professionals to better understand their HIV patients’ housing situations and therefore create a plan of treatment that will best suit their lifestyle and lead them to a life of viral suppression.