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Poster Presentations - Guzman Lecture Hall

Presentation or Panel Title

Policy on Housing Homeless Populations with HIV

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #29

Start Date

4-23-2015 6:30 PM

End Date

4-23-2015 7:30 PM

Department

Public Health

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Jaclynn Davis

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Homelessness and HIV are widespread and intersecting problems that occur worldwide among humanity. In the homeless population, the prevalence of HIV is as high as 20% (Tomaszewski) and is three times higher than in the general population. According to The National AIDS Housing Coalition, as many as 70% of people living with HIV report a lifetime experience of homelessness or housing instability. Not only do individuals living with HIV are at risk of becoming homeless, but the condition of homelessness may increase the risk of acquiring HIV. People who are homeless tend to have higher rates of chronic diseases due to risky lifestyle behaviors (National Coalition for the Homeless). Homeless individuals infected with HIV face many barriers to meet basic health care needs thus require some guidance to effective prevention strategies. The National AIDS Housing Coalition stated that “new research findings demonstrate the significance of housing as an intervention to address public and individual health priorities” of the homeless living with HIV.

The capstone poster will present a policy portfolio from a hypothetical organization, Safe Housing Foundation. It will display a portfolio of materials that support policy advocacy for housing for HIV homeless populations. The purpose of the Safe Housing Foundation’s portfolio is to display the significance of stable housing as a simple intervention among homeless people living with HIV to improve overall health outcomes.

Reference:

National Coalition for the Homeless. (2007). HIV/AIDS and Homelessness: Facts Sheet. Retrieved from http://www.nationalhomeless.org/publications/facts/HIV.pdf

The National AIDS Housing Coalition. (2005). Housing is the Foundation of HIV Prevention and Treatment: Results of the National Housing and HIV/AIDS http://www.nationalaidshousing.org/PDF/Housing%20&%20HIV-AIDS%20Policy%20Paper%2005.pdf

Tomaszewski, E. (2011). Human Rights Update: HIV/AIDS and Homelessness. Retrieved from http://www.naswdc.org/practice/peace/psj0703.pdf

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Policy on Housing Homeless Populations with HIV

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #29

Homelessness and HIV are widespread and intersecting problems that occur worldwide among humanity. In the homeless population, the prevalence of HIV is as high as 20% (Tomaszewski) and is three times higher than in the general population. According to The National AIDS Housing Coalition, as many as 70% of people living with HIV report a lifetime experience of homelessness or housing instability. Not only do individuals living with HIV are at risk of becoming homeless, but the condition of homelessness may increase the risk of acquiring HIV. People who are homeless tend to have higher rates of chronic diseases due to risky lifestyle behaviors (National Coalition for the Homeless). Homeless individuals infected with HIV face many barriers to meet basic health care needs thus require some guidance to effective prevention strategies. The National AIDS Housing Coalition stated that “new research findings demonstrate the significance of housing as an intervention to address public and individual health priorities” of the homeless living with HIV.

The capstone poster will present a policy portfolio from a hypothetical organization, Safe Housing Foundation. It will display a portfolio of materials that support policy advocacy for housing for HIV homeless populations. The purpose of the Safe Housing Foundation’s portfolio is to display the significance of stable housing as a simple intervention among homeless people living with HIV to improve overall health outcomes.

Reference:

National Coalition for the Homeless. (2007). HIV/AIDS and Homelessness: Facts Sheet. Retrieved from http://www.nationalhomeless.org/publications/facts/HIV.pdf

The National AIDS Housing Coalition. (2005). Housing is the Foundation of HIV Prevention and Treatment: Results of the National Housing and HIV/AIDS http://www.nationalaidshousing.org/PDF/Housing%20&%20HIV-AIDS%20Policy%20Paper%2005.pdf

Tomaszewski, E. (2011). Human Rights Update: HIV/AIDS and Homelessness. Retrieved from http://www.naswdc.org/practice/peace/psj0703.pdf