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Homeless Housing For Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Connecticut: A Place for Second Chances -- Tabor House Marks 20 Years of Helping Homeless Men With HIV/AIDS Live Their Lives and Regain Their Pride

Hartford's Tabor House is celebrating 20 years of providing refuge and support to homeless men with HIV/AIDS. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Tabor House has two locations -- one on Brownell Avenue in the city's Frog Hollow neighborhood and... Read more »
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Federal Leads Explore Intersection of HIV/AIDS and Housing Insecurity or Homelessness

Participants in the Federal leads meeting included (top row, L-R): David Vos of HUD ; Dr. Maggie Czarnogorski of VA ; and Dr. Howard Koh of HHS and (bottom row, L-R): Dr. Ron Valdiserri of HHS ; Capt. M. Shriver of the DOJ ; and David Rust of SSA .... Read more »
New York City AIDS Housing Network

Senate Passes Landmark Bill to Prevent Homelessness Among People With HIV/AIDS

New York, N.Y. -- The New York Senate passed legislation (S.2664/A.2565) today that would create an affordable housing protection for nearly 11,000 low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS and their families at risk of becoming homeless. The... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Fearing possible HIV infection from homeless person.

So I'm a guitar player and usually head out to the usual park to play, and this particular park is known to have its small homeless population. I recently befriended one of them who is also guitar player (nice guy).So one day he asked to play...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is no way this encounter could lead to transmission of anything let alone HIV. This is not how HIV is transmitted. DW... Read more »

very gallant homeless man

Dr. Bob,OK, I'll make this quick, as I know you're very busy and you have a great heart.I was coming out of a bar last night, and a homeless man asked me for some money. I gave him a dollar, and to my utmost surprise, he kissed my hand...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried,As demonstrated by the "very gallant homeless man," chivalry is indeed not dead. As demonstrated by your willingness to be generous to those less fortunate, compassion is also not dead. Finally, as demonstrated by your... Read more »

Homeless man on the subway

So, I was on the subway with a buddy the other day. We noticed the other end of the carriage was a homeless guy that looked like he had blood on his sweatshirt. He then suddenly woke up, thinking he missed his stop and came over to us to check the...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, Alex:Unbroken skin is an effective barrier against HIV. I would not be concerned. In health,Richard... Read more »

homeless man and blood

Hi Dr. Southall. I have two questions I hope you can answer for me. The other day I went into a store when I came out I noticed a homeless man sitting outside. He was cleaning a cut he had on his arm. Is there any risk if he went into the store...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,The short answer is no! HIV dies once it is outside of the body. The amount of blood on the door handle would need to be significant and you need to have a large opening on your hand. Also just because he is homeless does not mean he has HIV. You... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have been hiv positive for 10 years now. I have been lucky health wise. I am now however starting to get sick. I have no one to fall back on I am on my own.

Can anyone out there provide me with some advise so I dont go homeless? I Have read that... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
I am looking for someone who has received help from any orgainization with housing (families). I am in fear that I will become homeless because my boyfriend's home is in foreclosure and I have two children whom is priority #1 so if anyone delt with... Read more »

cities with financial and housing assistance for hiv+

Posted by positive2741, 6 Replies
Me and my bf are both positive and were looking to move to somewhere with better assistance and programs for people with hiv. We currently stay in ms and Memphis,TN area and have had very bad luck over the past 4 years finding and keeping jobs in... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
I am looking for anyone whom had experience with any orgainizations whom helped them obtain housing or emergency housing. I am in fear of becoming homeless because my boyfriends house is in foreclosure. I have two children and they are priority #1.... Read more »