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Table 2 Years living with HIV, mental health, substance use, food, housing, transportation challenges, previous incarceration

From: Understanding HIV care delays in the US South and the role of the social-level in HIV care engagement/retention: a qualitative study

Years Living with HIV (as of November 2012)

<1 to 24 years

Number reporting mental health challenges, substance use, food, housing and transportation challenges and previous incarceration, of 25 people total


Mental Health Challenges (including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and suicidal thoughts)

Previous or current users of substances (some currently in rehabilitation programs)

Actively using food stamps or expressed challenges accessing food

Difficulty with housing or homelessness

Previous incarceration

Use ASO transportation vouchers, food and/or rehab programs

Number self- reporting