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Housing and HIV: The Connections:

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Evictions and homelessness: How do you provide home-based care when there is no home? Forced eviction – due to insecure tenure or stigma - puts people on the streets.
Overcrowding: High densities, overcrowding and poor housing conditions
increase risk of opportunistic infection and exposes children to early sexual activity
Discriminatory inheritance practices: The HIV pandemic has resulted in the increased evictions of widows. Women are systematically denied their right to own, control or inherit land and property
Limited or no access to water and sanitation: Increases the disease burden and presents challenges to providing care.
Stretched household budgets: Funds to pay rent, housing charges and micro-loans for land or housing are diverted to ARVs and medical care.