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Health Impacts of Supportive Housing on HIV+ Homeless Patients

American Journal of Public Health, 2009, David Buchanan et al.

This peer-reviewed article assesses the health impacts of the Chicago Housing for Health Partnership (CHHP), a supportive housing program. Researchers analyze the health records of 105 HIV-positive homeless people. Roughly half of them received housing while the other half received normal treatment without a housing component. Through an analysis of mortality rates and viral loads, the researchers conclude that “this housing intervention improved the health of HIV-positive homeless people.” This study was part of a larger examination of CHHP and fully titled, "The Health Impact of Supportive Housing for HIV-Positive Patients: A Randomized Control Trial." It was written by David Buchanan, Romina Kee, Laura S. Sadowski and Diana Garcia.

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Research category: Health