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A large nationally representative study of people living with HIV in the United States found that 26% of people living with HIV had experienced physical intimate partner violence in their lifetime, with 4% experiencing it in the previous year. Bisexual women and those experiencing homelessness were especially likely to report a lifetime or recent history of violence. Recent experiences of...

  • Considering HIV health outcomes, those reporting physical intimate partner violence (IPV )had worse care retention, were less likely to be on HIV antiretroviral therapy and get to viral suppression, had more no-show medical appointments, and had more emergency room visits and admissions. IPV leads to worse HIV outcomes- we need to be more diligent with screening.