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Adapting Your Practice
Treatment and Recommendations for Unstably Housed Patients with HIV/AIDS

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues, Special and Vulnerable Populations, Social Determinants of Health

Year Developed: 2013

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Enabling Staff Outreach Staff

Language: English

Developed by: National Health Care for the Homeless Council (See other resources developed by this organization.)

Resource Summary: Clinical practice guidelines for people with HIV/AIDS who are unstably housed are fundamentally the same as those for the stably housed. However, primary care providers who routinely serve unstably housed patients recognize an increased need to consider the patient's living situation, co-occurring disorders, and motivation to remain in HIV care and adhere to treatment. This guide is meant to address these complicating factors for clinical providers.

Resource Details: Clinical practice guidelines for people with HIV/AIDS who are unstably housed are fundamentally the same as those for the stably housed. However, primary care providers who routinely serve unstably housed patients recognize an increased need to consider the patient's living situation, co-occurring disorders, and motivation to remain in HIV care and adhere to treatment. The recommendations in this guide were developed to assist clinicians who provide HIV care for for people experiencing homelessness by providing both evidence-based recommendations and practical suggestions for managing this population.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.