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Cost and Threshold Analysis of Housing as an HIV Intervention

AIDS Behavior, 2007, David R. Holtgrave et al.

This study assesses the cost-effectiveness of a supportive housing program in Chicago, Los Angeles and Baltimore. The program, Housing & Health (H&H), offers housing and services for homeless or unstably housed individuals with HIV/AIDS. Given the amount of research that suggests housing decreases the spread of HIV, the authors conclude that the H&H intervention would be cost-effective if it “prevented just one HIV transmission for every 64 clients served.” This article was written by David R. Holtgrave, Kate Briddell, Eugene Little, Arturo Valdivia Bendixen, Myrna Hooper, Daniel P. Kidder, Richard J. Wolitski, David Harre, Scott Royal and Angela Aidala.

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Research category: Cost Savings, Health