Assessment of the meal program needs of PLWHA in New York City

Karen Ann Bonuck, Margaret M. Memmott

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New therapies have significantly improved health for many PLWHA, but treatment regimens are complex and require coordination of meals with specific nutritional content. Many drugs must be taken in a certain timeframe with a specific type of food, and their success is highly dependent upon predictable access to required foods. When PLWHAs faced reductions and disruptions in access to food stamps and other resources in New York City - which continues to report the highest rate and number of AIDS cases in the nation - we conducted a descriptive study to identify unmet meal and food service needs of PLWHA in the city's five boroughs. This study took place between November 1997 and April 1999. Altogether, 1,511 PLHWA participated in this convenience-sample assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-73
Number of pages11
JournalAIDS and Public Policy Journal
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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