HIV Testing, Treatment and Care
Experiencing intimate partner and sexual violence makes it harder to prevent and manage HIV. People living with HIV who are also suffering abuse may experience an escalation of violence upon disclosure of their status – resulting in potentially lethal outcomes. Intimate partner violence (IPV) can also prevent survivors living with HIV from accessing necessary treatment and care, and the stress caused by abuse can further compromise their immune systems and accelerate the progression of the disease.
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From HIV prevention to testing, treatment, and primary care, healthcare providers have many opportunities to reduce the isolation of survivors and increase their options for safety and better health.
- Health, healing, and relationships: You are not alone Safety Card for HIV Care Settings
- Sex, Pleasure, Choice Safety Card for Sexual Health Settings
- Expanding The Continuum Podcast on HIV and IPV
- The Facts on Violence Against Women Living with HIV
- Addressing IPV in HIV Testing and Care Settings Training Curricula – currently being updated
Other Resources and Partners:
Find more information, tools and resources on HIV by visiting the IPV Health Toolkit.