Identification of Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence within HIV Clinical Settings

(Published October, 2018)
Jhpiego (Author),
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (Author),
PEPFAR (Author)
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One in three women in the world has experienced physical or sexual violence, mostly by her intimate partner. Intimate partner violence (IPV) leads to death, disability, HIV infection, newborn and obstetric complications, and mental health conditions. Health providers in HIV settings have an obligation to ensure they identify survivors of IPV, offer them compassionate counseling, and link them to appropriate services. 
A webinar on October 25, 2021 presented an effective and empathetic IPV routine enquiry (aka "screening") with a focus on PEPFAR's efforts towards HIV epidemic control. The webinar covered: 
  • PEPFAR's indicators and targets on gender-based violence, 
  • The rationale for integrating IPV routine enquiry within the HIV clinical cascade, 
  • The minimum conditions that must be met prior to asking about IPV, 
  • How to conduct routine enquiry, first-line support to survivors (including safety planning) and referrals, 
  • Lessons learned and results from integrating IPV routine enquiry into HIV programming from Jhpiego Mozambique. 
Resources from the webinar, including PowerPoint presentations and the webinar recording, are linked below.

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