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Evaluating the Impact of Housing Status on Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Screening in an HIV Primary Care Setting.

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Summary of "Evaluating the Impact of Housing Status on Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Screening in an HIV Primary Care Setting."

Gonorrhea and chlamydia (GC/CT) testing falls below recommended rates for people living with HIV (PLWH) in routine care. Despite evidence that homelessness and unstable housing (HUH) negatively impacts clinical outcomes for PLWH, little is known about GC/CT screening for HUH PLWH in routine care
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Using an observational cohort of PWLH establishing care at a large publicly funded HIV clinic in San Francisco between February, 2013 - December, 2014 and with at least one primary care visit (PCV) before February 2016, we assessed GC/CT testing for HUH (staying outdoors, in shelters, in vehicles, or in places not made for habitation in the last year) compared to stably housed patients. We calculated 1) the odds of having GC/CT screening at a PCV using logistic regression with random effects to handle intra-subject correlations 2) the percent of time enrolled in clinical care in which patients had any GC/CT testing ("time-in-coverage") based on 180-day periods and using linear regression modeling.

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Name: Sexually transmitted diseases
ISSN: 1537-4521
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