Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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Health Care

Domestic Violence and HIV/AIDS

There are a variety of ways that domestic violence may put victims of domestic violence at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS; ways in which abusers use their own or the victim's HIV+ status as a weapon of coercion; and additional obstacles to health and safety that exist for HIV+ people who are also victims of domestic violence.

How Domestic Violence Puts Victims at Risk of Contracting HIV

Ways in which Abusers Use Their Own or Victims' HIV+ Status as a Weapon of Coercion
Obstacles to Health and Safety for HIV+ Victims