Homelessness among an inpatient HIV-positive cohort at a tertiary care hospital in central London

Published on 2020-05-24T12:07:38Z (GMT) by
<div><p>A cohort review was conducted at a central London tertiary care hospital trust on the prevalence of homelessness among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive inpatients over a year. Data were collected on the duration of inpatient stay, co-morbidities including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)-defining illnesses, co-infections, initiation of antiretroviral therapy, CD4 cell count, HIV viral load and substance misuse. Homeless people were found to be at high risk for hepatitis C, mental health illness, substance misuse including injecting drug use, recurrent bacterial infections, AIDS-associated illnesses, lower CD4 cell counts and HIV viremia. They also had more missed HIV outpatient appointments. It was highlighted that a multidisciplinary approach in their care was necessary to address their needs and reduce the morbidity burden in this cohort.</p></div>

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Sivaraj, Venkateshwaran; Pittrof, Rudiger; Davies, Olubanke; Kulasegaram, Ranjababu (2020): Homelessness among an inpatient HIV-positive cohort at a tertiary care hospital in central London. SAGE Journals. Collection. https://doi.org/10.25384/SAGE.c.4990703.v1