A Randomized Control Trial of Nutritional Provision on Health Outcomes of HIV-Positive Individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area

Investigator: Marine Khachatryan, MS
Sponsor: Global Health Sciences Education

Location(s): United States


Mentor: Dr. Kartika Palar 

Food insecurity is a widespread issue impacting approximately 42 million people in the United States. Its implications in HIV-related health have been studied and a framework of the nutritional, mental, and behavioral pathways through which it interacts with HIV health has been identified. The purpose of this study is to understand the perceived impact of a community-based food provision program on the mental and social health outcomes of HIV-positive participants, as well as the broader significance of the social context in which the intervention took place in high-resource settings such as the San Francisco Bay Area.