Differences in housing, health, and well-being among HIV-Positive women living in poverty
The social context of living in poverty has a direct and indirect impact on a woman's health and well-being. This cross-sectional study investigates the relationship between housing and adherence to treatment, emotional wellness, environmental safety, physical health status, and risk behaviors among HIV-positive women receiving services from an AIDS service organization in the mid-South. Significant differences were found between stably housed and unstably housed women on the dependent outcome variables. Results suggest that housing services for HIV-positive women may be an effective way to increase their health and well-being as well as prevent transmission to others.
Social Work in Public Health
Delavega, E., & Lennon-Dearing, R. (2015). Differences in housing, health, and well-being among HIV-Positive women living in poverty. Social Work in Public Health, 30 (3), 294-311. https://doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2014.1001934