The impact of comprehensive food program on adherence to antiretroviral therapy among people living with HIV in San Francisco: a mixed methods study

Investigator: Loulou Chayama, MS
Sponsor: Global Health Sciences Education

Location(s): United States


A mixed methods study will be conducted to explore the impact of comprehensive food support on adherence to antiretroviral therapy, and the mechanisms underlying program impact (or lack of impact) among people living with HIV in San Francisco. The study will be based on existing data from Food = Medicine pilot program implemented in 2014 by Project Open Hand and researchers at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Findings of this study may inform interventions and guide policy makers to undertake efforts to address food insecurity as a component of HIV prevention and treatment programs.