Persons of all genders face domestic violence which simultaneously increases their risk for HIV and homelessness. 12% of HIV/AIDS infection among women in romantic relationships are due to intimate partner violence and women who experienced intimate partner violence were over 3 times more likely to have a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS.
For those living with HIV/AIDS, many fear abuse and violence because of their status. In a study of HIV service providers, 24% reported at least one patient who disclosed their HIV status and subsequently experienced physical abuse while 45% of providers had patients who feared physical abuse upon disclosure.
The Department of Justice and HUD launched a $9M demonstration program in 2016 to help address the combined issue of domestic violence, HIV, and homelessness.
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