HIV/AIDS Prevention Intervention for Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Abuse  (2007)

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Principal Investigator:
Michele A. Rountree, Ph.D.

Co-Investigators:
Elizabeth Abel, RNC, Ph.D., ANP
Elizabeth Pomeroy, Ph.D.

Duration: July, 2006 – June, 2007

Research suggests that the disproportionate rates of women contracting HIV/AIDS may be esplained in part by the intersection between intimate partner abuse (IPA) and HIV/AIDS, whereby sexual and physical violence toward women affects the likelihood of transmission. The purpose of this qualitative study is to develop a culturally and contextually relevant HIV/AIDS Prevention Intervention for women who have experienced IPA.

The specific aims of the study are: 1) to gain an understanding among African American, Mexican American, and Anglo women about the meaning of sexual abuse or rape for the risk for HIV infection; 2) to identity beliefs and practices of HIV/AIDS prevention knowledge among women who have experienced IPA; 3) to understand ethnic/racial difference in beliefs and practices of HIV/AIDS prevention knowledge within the context of an abusive relationship; and 4) to use findings to help design a culturally and contextually grounded HIV/AIDS Prevention Intervention for women who have experienced IPA.

Sponsor:
CHPR Pilot Study Grant Program
National Institute of Nursing Research

Keywords: domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sexual abuse