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UCSF Study Says Unmet Basic Needs Weaken HIV Progress

Despite progress in the treatment and prevention of HIV, a UC-San Francisco study involving 288 homeless men with HIV found that unmet basic needs -- such as shelter, regular meals and good hygiene -- had the largest effect on the physical and mental health of patients. A 2011 study involving homeless women had similar findings. 

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