- Are more likely to enter HIV care late
- Have lower CD4 counts and higher viral loads
- Are less likely to receive and adhere to antiretroviral therapy
- Are more likely to be hospitalized and use emergency rooms
- Experience higher rates of premature death
Housing status has more impact on health outcomes than demographics, drug and alcohol use, mental health status or receipt of social services.
Improved Housing is Linked to Better Access to Health Care and Better Health Outcomes
People with HIV/AIDS who have stable housing are much more likely to access health services, attend primary care visits, receive ongoing care and receive care that meets clinical practical standards.