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Case 5: Homelessness and HIV

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B Homeless (or marginally-housed individuals) uniformly have low rates of adherence to antiretroviral medications.

This answer is incorrect. Studies have shown conflicting results with regard to adherence in homeless individuals. Predictors of nonadherence include mental illness and substance abuse.

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A Homelessness should be considered a clear-cut contraindication for initiating antiretroviral therapy.
C In the United States, HIV infection is more prevalent among the homeless population than it is in the overall population.
D Incentive programs for cash and food have not been successful in improving adherence in HIV-infected homeless individuals.

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