Intimate partner violence: a predictor of worse HIV outcomes and engagement in care.

@article{Schafer2012IntimatePV,
  title={Intimate partner violence: a predictor of worse HIV outcomes and engagement in care.},
  author={Katherine R Schafer and Julia Brant and Shruti Gupta and J. A. Thorpe and Christopher Winstead-Derlega and Relana F. Pinkerton and Kathryn Laughon and Karen Ingersoll and R. Giles Dillingham},
  journal={AIDS patient care and STDs},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={356-65}
}
For HIV-infected patients, experiencing multiple traumas is associated with AIDS-related and all-cause mortality, increased opportunistic infections, progression to AIDS, and decreased adherence to therapy. The impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on adherence and HIV outcomes is unknown. HIV-infected patients recruited from a public HIV clinic participated in this observational cohort study (n=251). Participants completed interviews evaluating IPV and covariates. CD4 count <200 (CD4<200… CONTINUE READING
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