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HSC 402: HOPP Presentation
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Our program aims to prevent and manage the transmission of HIV/AIDS among the homeless population living in SPA 4, Metropolitan Los Angeles.
Ultimately reduce the rates of HIV/AIDS.
HOPP: Homeless Outreach
By: Maricarmen Banuelos, Brian Nguyen,
Debbie Prasertsit, Grace Santos,
& Lizette Sola
What is HIV/AIDS?
Program Component #1: Trust with Community
Unwilling to cooperate
Difficult to trust unfamiliar persons
Must gain trust before helping
Program Component #2: Mobile Clinic
Free health screenings (i.e., blood pressure, glucose testing, respiration, etc.)
Free HIV testing
Led by nursing students and their health instructor
Available resources and results will be given immediately
Who's at risk?
Homeless Among SPA 4: Metropolitan Los Angeles
1980's - Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquire immunodeficiency (AIDS)
U.S - 980,000 reported cases of AIDS
50,000 women and men in the U.S get HIV each year
Over time HIV progresses to AIDS if there is no treatment
Program Component #4: Workshop
Program Component #3: Educator at Each Shelter
Walking in Walter's Shoes
Overall Expected Outcome
Goal: To manage, prevent, and protect against HIV/AIDS among the homeless living in SPA 4, Metropolitan Los Angeles.
HIV/AIDS may not be a top issue among the homeless population, but in order to ensure a decrease in incidence rates, we must take action to combat it within this population first. Not only does the homeless population suffer when it comes to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but our economy also suffers.
HIV/AIDS has affected & continues to affect many people, including the homeless population
Needles sharing, risky/unsafe sexual behaviors, lack of proper hygiene
Homeless is a variable issue in SPA 4 Metropolitan area.
The prevalence of homeless adults in SPA 4 is 11,571
49% are African American
24% are Hispanic/ Latino
The prevalence of HIV among homeless people is between 3%-20%
3 certified health educators
Trained on the basic care and management of HIV/AIDS
Available every week for information
Goal: to provide guidance, assistance, and help to the homeless residing in Metro Los Angeles
Once a month - 6 months total
Conducted by the certified health educators
What to do next? How to prevent?
Resources and services
Improving social skills
1. Every ____ minutes, someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV.
2. What are some ways to contract HIV?
3. What does HIV/AIDS stand for? What is the difference?
Pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum)
HIV = Human Immunodeficiency Virus
AIDS = Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome
Homeless Care Package
Amenities (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, hygienic products)
Grocery gift cards and snacks
Information about available resources