“Health, healing, and relationships: You are not alone” Safety Card
People living with HIV are more likely to have experienced domestic, sexual, and other forms of intimate violence in the past and are likely to experience abuse as a result of stigma associated with HIV. Experience of domestic violence and trauma are also associated with adverse health outcomes for people living with HIV and are often a serious, but not discussed, barrier to care, adherence, and care. This safety card, along with the CUES universal education intervention, will assist clinical and community support staff to be able to address violence and trauma as health issues in lives of patients/clients and decrease barriers to support.
Health care providers who work with HIV treatment and long term care have many opportunities to reduce the isolation of survivors and increase their options for safety and better health. This safety card can support providers and community advocates in having conversations with HIV positive people about healthy relationships, experiences of trauma, and how trauma and violence can make it harder to stay healthy.
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