Resources on the Intersection of Women, HIV, and Violence

Submitted on Feb 5, 2024

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There is a well-established and strong link between violence and HIV among women. Because several ongoing efforts try to bring awareness to and address this global health problem, The Well Project pulled together a list of resources for those who wish to learn more and take action.

Below you will find links not only to scientific and policy data demonstrating the connection between violence against women and HIV, but also to survivors' personal stories and community-centered fact sheets. These resources include an issue brief published by the Women's Research Initiative on HIV/AIDS, a program of The Well Project.

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Most importantly: if you are feeling threatened right now, call 911 or the National Domestic Violence hotline in the US at 800-799-SAFE [1-800-799-7233; or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)]. You can also search for a safe space online at Domestic Shelters ( 

Personal Stories

Stories from The Well Project's A Girl Like Me Blog

Stories from Other Sources


  • The Intersection of Violence and Trauma with HIV among Women: Issue Brief (Women's Research Initiative on HIV/AIDS, PDF)
  • Trauma Informed Care — Improving Services, Saving Lives (AIDS United and Christie's Place)
  • Impact of Lifetime Trauma, Abuse and Violence on Women Living with HIV (Positive Women's Network – USA, PDF)
  • Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and HIV in Women (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PDF)

Policy Resources

Scientific Data and Clinical Efforts

Fact Sheets and Toolkits

Concerns During the COVID-19 Pandemic



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