Take Part in our Housing Study
Positive Spaces Healthy Places (PSHP) is is currently recruiting 200-300 people who have tested HIV-negative in the past year, and who live in the province of Ontario
The results from HIV-negative participants will be compared to our established group of 600 people with HIV/AIDS. The HIV-negative comparison group will help to provide more accurate estimates of the associations between housing stability, health and health related quality of life.
- You must have tested negative for HIV in the past 12 months
- You will be interviewed twice over a period of two years
- We will keep your identity strictly confidential
- You will receive $40 for each interview
If you would like to participate or want more information, please call the following confidential numbers:
- Toll-free: 1-866-301-2548
- Toronto: 416-642-0181
When people with HIV have stable housing and feel they belong in their neighbourhoods, they are healthier. When they don't have to move more than once in a year or worry about losing their housing, they enjoy better quality of life. On the other hand, when their housing is threatened, both their mental and physical health suffers: they have much lower quality of life than those who can make ends meet. The PSHP study is moving research into action. We are helping influence policy that benefit people with HIV:
- Research evidence helped housing providers in Ontario secure over $19 million in government funding to increase the supply of supportive housing for people with HIV
- PSHP co-sponsors the North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit
- International AIDS Society satellite session on Poverty, Homelessness and HIV/AIDS
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