Meaningful Dialogue: on Housing & Health . SYNChronicity - Federal Panel Remarks April 20, 2012 David Vos, Director, Office of HIV/AIDS Housing. Housing: Investing in the Future. Housing is a critical component of HIV care and prevention systems .
SYNChronicity - Federal Panel Remarks April 20, 2012
David Vos, Director, Office of HIV/AIDS Housing
Housing is a critical component of
HIV care and prevention systems.
Helping homeless and unstably housed people:
No one should experience homelessness.
No one should be without a safe, stable place to call home.
Stable supportive housing is the cornerstone of HIV/AIDS treatment, allowing individuals to access care regularly.
(Opening Doors: the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness)
Over 25,000 PLWH in homeless situations, sheltered homeless data (2010 AHAR);
Sheltered/unsheltered homeless count of 630,000 at point in time, along
with 1.6 Americans experiencing homelessness during year
Consider client viral load (VL) suppression & differences in homeless situations
Map the # or Community VL by census track or geographic basis
Targeting tools for future activities
Dialogue on cross program support for these households
Slides used courtesy of Moupali Das-Douglas, Priscilla Chu, Glenn-Milo Santos , Eric Vittinghoff, Susan Scheer, Willi McFarland, Grant Colfax , Community Viral Load: Geographic, Clinical and Risk-Related Disparities in a Novel Population-Based Biomarker of HIV Prevention and Treatment, IDSA, 10/31/09