First Results from the Food Security Study

In cooperation with partners across Canada, the OHTN has been investigating the impact of food security (i.e., reliable access to healthy, safe food) on the health outcomes of people living with HIV. Data from 650 Ontario participants reveals that people living with HIV who have secure access to food experience 30% fewer HIV symptoms, as well as other benefits to their physical and mental health.

The researchers note that any solution to food insecurity will require a long-term commitment to reducing poverty, and recommend developing holistic programs to address the underlying social and economic causes of food insecurity, rather than tackling food insecurity alone.

Download the Ontario Food Security Fact Sheet


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