alexa Health status, health care use, medication use, and medication adherence among homeless and housed people living with HIV AIDS.
Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Author(s): Kidder DP, Wolitski RJ, Campsmith ML, Nakamura GV

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Abstract OBJECTIVES: We sought to compare health status, health care use, HIV anti-retroviral medication use, and HIV medication adherence among homeless and housed people with HIV/AIDS. METHODS: Data were obtained from a cross-sectional, multisite behavioral survey of adults (N=7925) recently reported to be HIV positive. RESULTS: At the time interviews were conducted, 304 respondents (4\%) were homeless. Self-ratings of mental, physical, and overall health revealed that the health status of homeless respondents was poorer than that of housed respondents. Also, homeless respondents were more likely to be uninsured, to have visited an emergency department, and to have been admitted to a hospital. Homeless respondents had lower CD4 counts, were less likely to have taken HIV anti-retroviral medications, and were less adherent to their medication regimen. Homeless respondents needed more HIV social and medical services, but nearly all respondents in both groups had received needed services. Housing status remained a significant predictor of health and medication outcomes after we controlled for potential confounding variables. CONCLUSIONS: Homeless people with HIV/AIDS are at increased risk of negative health outcomes, and housing is a potentially important mechanism for improving the health of this vulnerable group.
This article was published in Am J Public Health and referenced in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics

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