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Domestic Violence Among Hiv People

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The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

... Table of Contents What Is Domestic Violence? Women, HIV and Domestic Violence Disclosing Safely Minimizing Risk Leaving a Violent Relationship Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Tragically, one in four women will be abused during her lifetime. In many
Ask the Experts

Partner notification and domestic violence issues

I recently tested positive for hiv at a local clinic . The clinic called a partner identification program and they asked me to list my former partners . I left out my last partner because he has a history of violence and if the Board of Health is...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...hesitancy in having this partner notified. They may even be able to refer you to local agencies to help you in being a victim of domestic violence (see below).If you do decide to give the health department this persons name, although your... Read more »

HIV & Gay men's domestic violence

I am HIV POZ and a survivor of gay men's domestic violence. I left my partner only recently and would like to know if there have been any articles written on the topic that I could read for support. MY ex-partner is an HIV NEG man.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...There is an excellent web site which provides information and support on this important subject. It is managed by the Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project in Cambridge, Mass. Read more »

interested in certification as hiv counselor

hi. i am 41, female, and have worked in varoius social work positions, such as youth worker, domestic violence counselor, and advocate for the mentally challanged in vocational rehab. i am currently working on my masters degree from the university...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...Patty,Unfortunately I personally am completely unaware of any categroy called HIV counselor for which individuals can be certified. This does not mean that such a category does not exist. Sorry not to be able to be helpful to you. Best Read more »

Desperately need advice re: friend telling former lovers

My best friend was recently diagnosed HIV+. I have tried to be a good friend - going to his appointments, researching local resources, listening to him and spending as much time as he's needed. He's accepted my help and support graciously and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...diagnosed HIV-positives to take into consideration before they tell their partners the news: -- Assess the risk, if any, of domestic violence from the person about to receive the information. Counselors can deliver the news for you, without... Read more »
The Body

The Connection Between Domestic Violence and HIV

... October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior used by someone to establish power and control over another person Read more »
Body Positive

Hitting Home

...One particularly thorny aspect of New York's new contact tracing law has to do with the danger of domestic violence arising from the disclosure of an individual's HIV status. The language of the law itself gives a nod toward the problem, but Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwean Government to Launch Initiative Aimed at Fighting HIV/AIDS in Agricultural Sector control the spread of HIV on farms in the country, reduce stigma associated with the disease, fight gender inequality and domestic violence, and increase access to treatment among HIV-positive people. The program will use an information system... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rights Groups in Uganda Call on Country to Pass Legislation to Curb Violence Against Women, Address HIV/AIDS Issues

... Human rights groups in Uganda recently called on the government to pass a bill aimed at addressing domestic violence against women that often results from issues related to HIV/AIDS, Uganda's New Vision reports. Advocates recently held a Read more »
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Entry into the US if HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...applicant is unmarried); or those who have been granted political asylum or refugee status; or those who have been victims of domestic violence by their U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident spouse or parent. For more information about the... Read more »

POZ and Domestic Violence

Posted by Anonymous
...I am a writer for POZ magazine and I'm working on a story about HIV and domestic violence. I'm looking for men and women who would like to talk about their experience in an effort to help others cope and find hope Read more »

Uganda to Publish Names of Gay People

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
...subject them to violence in the family and community. U.N. statistics in 2000 showed that 41 percent of Ugandan women had suffered domestic violence. A March 2005 Human Rights Watch report on "abstinence-until- marriage" HIV programs in Uganda... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...feel i might be infected w/ hiv. My ex cheated on me numerous times. I also lost all four of my children in december because of domestic violence and my own alcohol issues. i hope that doesn't make anyone think wasn't a good mom, i was. I love my... Read more »