Trauma-Informed Practices to Address Intersections Between HIV and Intimate Partner Violence Among Women: Perspective of Community Service Providers

J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. Mar-Apr 2020;31(2):176-189. doi: 10.1097/JNC.0000000000000163.


The current study aimed to document intervention practices, challenges, and training needs concerning the intersections between HIV and intimate partner violence (IPV) among community service providers (n = 12). A direct content analysis using the Trauma-Informed Approach was performed. Results revealed that community service providers need to create a safe, trusting, and mutually collaborative environment in which the intersections between HIV and IPV trauma are recognized, screened, and discussed with women. These results also highlight the need to consolidate partnerships between HIV and IPV organizations to provide relevant services that consider traumatic experiences. Overall, these findings support the urgent need to develop, implement, and evaluate targeted community interventions that jointly address HIV and IPV.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Community Health Services / methods*
  • Community Health Workers / psychology*
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Domestic Violence / prevention & control
  • Female
  • Focus Groups
  • HIV Infections / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Intimate Partner Violence / prevention & control*
  • Intimate Partner Violence / psychology
  • Intimate Partner Violence / statistics & numerical data
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Qualitative Research