This study sought to assign the parishes in Louisiana into distinctive spatial-temporal clusters based on their trends in HIV prevalence and percentages of households with severe housing problems and to assess the parish’s resilience and susceptibility to HIV infection given its pre- existing sociodemographic conditions. Results revealed that trends in the HIV prevalence rates and percentages of households with severe housing problems differed across the five distinct spatial-temporal clusters. The percentage of households with severe housing problems and the percentage of non-Hispanic Black population were positively associated with the HIV prevalence rate while the reverse was true for the percentage of population below 18 years of age and physician density. Efforts to minimize the detrimental effects of HIV infection and/or housing insecurity should focus on Allen, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Orleans, Iberville, and West Feliciana parishes.
Liew, Hui-Peng, and Leslie Green. 2022. "HIV and Housing Insecurity in Louisiana." Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 37(3): Article 4. Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/jrss/vol37/iss3/4