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HIV Rates Lower in States That Target Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

States that aggressively target intimate partner violence (IPV) in their health care systems have lower rates of HIV infection among women, according to a new study led by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health. The findings reinforce the belief that exposure to intimate partner violence increases a woman's risk for HIV infection and suggest that integrating comprehensive IPV policies at the state level can positively impact women’s health.

The research, based on six years of data, is believed to be the first to examine associations between state IPV prevalence rates, state policies addressing IPV and HIV diagnosis rates for women over time.

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Published: Monday, November 19, 2018