Intertwined epidemics: progress, gaps, and opportunities to address intimate partner violence and HIV among key populations of women

Nabila El-Bassel, Trena I. Mukherjee, Claudia Stoicescu, Laura E. Starbird, Jamila K. Stockman, Victoria Frye, Louisa Gilbert

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The intersection of intimate partner violence and HIV is a public health problem, particularly among key populations of women, including female sex workers, women who use drugs, and transgender women, and adolescent girls and young women (aged 15–24 years). Intimate partner violence results in greater risk of HIV acquisition and creates barriers to HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and care for key populations of women. Socioecological models can be used to explain the unique multilevel mechanisms linking intimate partner violence and HIV. Few interventions, modelling studies, and economic evaluations that concurrently address both intimate partner violence and HIV exist, with no interventions tailored for transgender populations. Most combination interventions target individual-level risk factors, and rarely consider community or structural factors, or evaluate cost-efficacy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e202-e213
Number of pages12
JournalThe Lancet HIV
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

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