Housing and Health Study (H&H)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
RTI International
Johns Hopkins University
University of Pittsburgh
Columbia University
Information provided by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00153504
First received: September 8, 2005
Last updated: April 4, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
  Purpose

The goal of the project is to examine the impact of providing housing for people living with HIV who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness on their HIV disease progression, risks of transmitting HIV, and medical care access and utilization.


Condition Intervention
HIV
AIDS
Behavioral: Housing and Health Study housing rental assistance
Behavioral: Standard local practice housing assistance

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Housing and Health Study

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • HIV risk behaviors at 6, 12, and 18 months
  • Biological measures of HIV-related health status
  • Access to HIV/AIDS medical care
  • Adherence to HIV/AIDS medical care, including compliance with HIV medication therapies

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cost and cost effectiveness of the intervention
  • Proximal outcomes (e.g., increased condom use self-efficacy, social norms) associated with a reduction in HIV risk behaviors
  • Social contact, employment outcomes, quality of life, mental health

Enrollment: 630
Study Start Date: July 2004
Study Completion Date: January 2007
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Housing and Health Study housing rental assistance Behavioral: Housing and Health Study housing rental assistance
Active Comparator: Standard local practice housing assistance Behavioral: Standard local practice housing assistance

Detailed Description:

Evidence is accumulating that homelessness and housing may be important factors that influence human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) sex and drug risk behaviors. Despite this apparent connection, few studies have investigated whether homelessness or unstable housing, compared with stable and adequate housing, is linked with HIV risk behaviors, and whether change in housing status is associated with change in risk behaviors.

The Housing and Health Study is a multi-site, multi-agency research collaboration. This project is a unique collaboration between federal agencies (the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), local government agencies, universities, and private not-for-profit organizations.

The goal of the project is to examine the impact of providing housing for people living with HIV who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness on their disease progression, their risks of transmitting HIV, and medical care access and utilization. A total of 630 people living with HIV from three study sites complete the baseline study sessions. Half the participants (n=315) are randomly assigned to each of the two study groups. Treatment group participants receive Housing and Health Study housing rental assistance, and comparison group participants receive assistance finding housing according to local standard practice.

At baseline, 6, 12, and 18 months after baseline, participants complete study questionnaires and provide blood specimens to test for CD4 and viral load. In addition, the cost effectiveness of the study will be investigated by examining the HIV-related costs averted by providing housing to persons at high risk for transmitting HIV.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV seropositive
  • At least 18 years of age
  • English or Spanish speaking
  • Able to provide informed consent
  • Able to participate in data collection protocol
  • Categorized as low income (less than 80% of the Area Median Income)
  • Homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness
  • Able to provide information about identity

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00153504

Sponsors and Collaborators
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
RTI International
Johns Hopkins University
University of Pittsburgh
Columbia University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Daniel P Kidder, PhD Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Daniel Kidder, Behavioral Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00153504     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCHSTP-4015
Study First Received: September 8, 2005
Last Updated: April 4, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
HIV
AIDS
Homeless
Homelessness
Housing
HIV seropositive
HIV risk behavior

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases

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