This report provides a review of the literature on the overlapping epidemics of mass incarceration and HIV/AIDS concentrated among poor communities of color, and the role that housing instability plays in exacerbating both. After exploring the interconnectedness of housing status, prevention and treatment of HIV, health outcomes for persons living with HIV/AIDS, and incarceration, this report outlines programmatic, policy, and research recommendations to improve outcomes among ex-offenders. The author also includes an overview of advocacy opportunities through current federal policy initiatives.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy is a national resource and advocacy organization working to advance the rights of people affected by HIV. We combine an online HIV Policy Resource Bank, a creative national advocacy agenda, and case assistance focused on systems and institutions with significant impact on marginalized communities.