HIV, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), and Women: An Emerging Policy Landscape

Intimate partner violence (IPV), has been shown to be associated with increased risk for HIV among women, as well as poorer treatment outcomes for those already diagnosed. In addition, it has been suggested that women are at greater risk of experiencing violence upon disclosing their HIV status to partners. Policy changes, including those related to health care and coverage, represent one mechanism for addressing the intersection of HIV and IPV. After highlighting key statistics about IPV generally as well as the link between HIV and IPV, this brief will review key policy changes and initiatives that attempt to address these challenges.
Source: Reports on Health Reform issues from the Kaiser Family Foundation