Life on Street Rough on People With HIV
April 30, 2012
Consequences of homelessness -- such as not having access to sleeping quarters, regular meals, clean clothing and hygiene essentials -- had the greatest single effect on the physical and mental health of homeless HIV patients, according to a University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) survey.
SFGH HIV Clinic Medical Director Dr. Brad Hare agrees. He said the recession exacerbates the struggle to regulate treatment for patients who must prioritize basic necessities. "This study validates what we've seen," said Hare. "It recognizes just how important the structural barriers are to HIV care."
San Francisco Chronicle
04.27.2012; Erin Allday
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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